RE the Danish film...they are a please loving--or peace loving? society?
I'm in favor of both....
--- On Mon, 2/16/09, Gerry Williams <[address removed]> wrote:
> From: Gerry Williams <[address removed]>
> Subject: [science-32] THIS WEEK IN SAN DIEGO
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Monday, February 16, 2009, 6:40 PM
> THE MARS SOCIETY's
> THIS WEEK IN SAN DIEGO
> Thursday thru Sunday, February 19-21, 2009
> Spacefest 2009 will be the largest gathering of pioneer
> astronauts in the area, as well as some of the most
> compelling, charismatic and expert astronomy
> speakers on the planet. 2009 marks the 40th
> anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 in
> 1969, and also Apollo 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo 12
> successfully flew that year.
> Spacefest 2009 will be held at the Town and Country
> resort in Mission Valley. Admission is $30 daily/$65
> all weekend (in advance), or $50 daily/$95 for all
> weekend at the door. Active military cheerfully admitted
> for only $10/day or $20 for a military family.
> TMS-SD members will be participating, along with our
> interactive display table, the San Diego Mars Rover
> and our Mars Sojourner Rover replicas.
> Friday, February 20, 2009
> TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- "DAS HIMMELSKIBET"
> aka "A TRIP TO MARS" (1917)
> From Denmark: This is a pacifist tale of Professor
> Planetarios who takes his son to Mars where they
> find a vegetarian, white-robed, please-loving people.
> The high priest's daughter agrees to return with them
> to Earth where their plea for peace is received
> enthusiastically by everybody except the villain on duty.
> Also screening, THOMAS EDISON'S "A TRIP TO
> MARS" (1910).
> This four-minute black and white film produced by
> Thomas Edison's company was the first
> about Mars: A professor discovers that when he
> mixes two magical powders he has the power to
> reverse gravity. Some of the powder falls on him,
> and he is lifted up, flying through the sky until he
> finally falls down on the surface of Mars. He escapes
> some gnarly-limbed trees only to fall over a ridge and
> land on the lip of a giant Martian.
> Also, an episode of "DUCK DODGERS" [masked]).
> Showtime is at 7:00pm at Studio 106 in the Art Union
> Building at 2323 Broadway, San Diego 92012-- please
> RSVP to FILMIST <at> MAC.COM as seating is limited.
> We'll provide the popcorn -- you can bring drinks or
> snacks to share.
> Saturday, February 21, 2009
> The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park
> features Family Science Days from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
> It is free with paid Science Center admission. Participate
> in hands-on activities designed for children and adults
> to work together to complement our interactive exhibits.
> Explore the fun and fascinating side of science! Come
> to our science table and make a free science experiment
> that you can take home with you!
> No TMS-SD participation is planned for this event.
> Saturday, February 21, 2009
> Join the San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi film group for a
> screening of a vintage SF (film and TV) of the
> through early '60's -- This was the age of damsels
> in distress, pocket-change special effects, and those
> fabulous rubber monster suits. Showtime is 7:00pm.
> Films and location to be determined.
> Sunday, February 22, 2009
> The San Diego Space Society normally meets at
> Studio 106 at 12:00 noon for a Project Build Day,
> followed by a SDSpace Board of Director's meeting
> at 3:00pm.
> However, due to Spacefest 2009, this
> meeting will be rescheduled.
> For more information regarding The Mars Society - San
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