College of Science Presents ‘Journey of the Universe’

Posted: April 20, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: April 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The following information was provided by the College of Science.

The College of Science will present two free showings of the new film “Journey of the Universe” in the Johnson Center Cinema on Monday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

“Journey of the Universe” is a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe.

Using his skills as a storyteller, the film’s author and cosmologist Brian Swimme connects big-picture issues such as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago to the invisible frontiers of the human genome, as well as to our current impact on Earth’s evolutionary dynamics.

The film is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis.

The film project was created by a team of internationally recognized scientists, scholars and award-winning filmmakers. The film was written by Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, directed and produced by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard and co-produced by Catherine Butler. Running time is 60 minutes.

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