Chicago Science Fest – Fri., May 29

Chicago Science Fest – Fri., May 29

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Science Fest – Friday, May 29th

 

Science as Art & Science in Film

Join us at a unique new museum in Chicago’s Loop for an inspiring evening exploring science as artworks and as storytelling through film.

Location: National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, 175 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Tickets: $10 in advance/ $15 at door, includes art exhibit, film screenings and refreshments. Reserve seats  here.

Mark McClendon, Northwestern University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering; nanofiber gel with encapsulated cells from a human heart)
Mark McClendon, Northwestern University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering; nanofiber gel with encapsulated cells from a human heart

5:00 – 6:30pm
Experience an art exhibit featuring award-winning images from the National Science Foundation and Northwestern University scientific images contests. Enjoy refreshments as you roam a gallery of high-definition monitors displaying beautiful images with interesting scientific backstories.

6:30 – 8:30pm
We will screen two films (full-length 90 min. and 18 min short)from the Chicago-based 137 Films, documentary filmmakers who specialize in promoting science through storytelling on film. A Q&A with Clayton Brown and Monica Ross, Directors & Producers, will follow the screenings.
“The Believers”25 years ago they said they could save the world with cold fusion. Some people still believe them.  More info here. Watch the trailer here.

“This Has Been to Space” When 25 kids launch a weather balloon to the edge of space, expect the unexpected.  More info here. Watch the trailer here.

Reserve tickets here.

 

National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, 175 W. Washington Street, Chicago, is designed to promote knowledge of health and medicine and to encourage scientific research and innovation enhancing access to scientific data through large-scale digitization projects.

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