Science on Screen® creatively pairs classic, cult, and documentary films with notables from the worlds of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for a speaker to talk about interesting and relevant scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment! It’s where the movies and science collide!
Our guest speaker for this event will be Elena Schroeter, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher with NCSU’s Biological Sciences Department. Recently, Dr. Schroeter was part of a team from NCSU that used a technique to dissolve dinosaur bones while preserving ancient collagen and other proteins within them. Their ground-breaking discoveries overturned a centuries-old belief among paleontologists that those types of tissues can’t survive millions of years of fossilization.
Run Time: 2 hrs. 7 min
The film follows two dinosaur experts—Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern)—as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex.
Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.