This August, science soars into deep space in Living Universe, an Australian feature documentary tackling the momentous question: are we alone? Narrated by everyone’s favourite scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Australian astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis, the film will screen at Event Innaloo and Event Whitford City on 10, 11, 15 and 18 August 2018.
An interstellar adventure searching for life on another planet, the film follows the 50-year journey of a starship piloted by artificial intelligence, Captain Artemis (voiced by Prof Davis) to an imaginary planet Minerva B, set 150 years in the future. The speculative voyage is presented alongside interviews with the world’s top scientific visionaries, drawing from their expertise to offer insights into our collective future exploring deep space.
Eight years in the making, the film is not science fiction, but rather science faction. Living Universe blends state of the art visual effects with storytelling anchored solidly in the latest scientific research. We meet the best minds in the field of space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology including NASA leaders: Steve Squyres (Interplanetary Explorer) Natalie Batalha (Research Astronomer) and Gentry Lee(Chief Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and sci-fi author).
Space scientist Alexandre M. Kling and exoplanet specialist Megan Shabram from NASA’s Ames Research Centre, will attend a Q&A on Saturday 18thAugust at Event Innaloo (6.30pm) to answer the audience’s burning questions following the film. This screening is part of National Science Week (11-19 August).
Tickets can be purchased here.