Put on your parka and prepare for “extreme conditions”—the Secret Science Club is heading for the South Pole . . .
The Secret Science Club presents a mind-blowing screening of “Encounters at the End of the World”
Wednesday, September 12, 8 pm @ the Bell House, $6
McMurdo Station is home to 1,000 scientists and support staff during the Antarctic summer—and its inhabitants are as strange, dreamy, and fascinating as the icy continent itself. Documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog journeys across a frozen ocean and off the margins of the map to meet researchers working under insane conditions:
--biologists diving in subzero waters beneath the ice to discover new “sci-fi” extremophiles
--quantum physicists launching instruments into the stratosphere in search of ephemeral neutrino particles
--glaciologists tracking icebergs as big as Ireland
--volcanologists exploring the intersection of fire and ice at Mt. Erebus, an active volcano that regularly hurls lava chunks their way and where the very magma of the Earth is exposed
And did we mention the deranged penguins?
PLUS! A polar explorer gets this cinema party started with a mini-lecture on Antarctic ice.
Before & After
--Try our compass-less cocktail of the night, the Terra Incognita
--Groove to sub-zero tunes
--Enter the polar trivia contest to score stone-cold prizes