Past Meetup

Sci-Screen - GRAVITY (2013)

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Sci_screen is a Movie night between Edinburgh Skeptics and The British Science Association. The movie is introduced by a talk given on the subject matter of the movie. FREE ENTRY

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our scheduled showing of Side Effects due to the speaker having to change dates. We will show this on the new year.

In its place, we will re-run Gravity which had to be curtailed due to technical issues back in March.

Lloyd Knott, a Visual Effects Artist with a background in physics and simulation, will discuss Kessler syndrome, the idea that space-junk poses ever bigger problems as it gets smaller.

Movie: Gravity
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Writer: Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement. Then, during a routine space walk by the pair, disaster strikes: The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture further into space.