Science on Screen: The Martian

Tuesday March 26, 2024:
Dr. Caleb Choban, an inaugural Sullivan Prize Fellow in Astronomy will be speaking and introducing The Martian, a 2015 film starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott.

About The Martian:
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

About Dr. Caleb Choban:
An inaugural Sullivan Prize Fellow in Astronomy at IU Bloomington, Dr. Choban received his Ph.D. in Physics at UC San Diego working in collaboration with Prof. Dušan Kereš. His research focuses on interstellar dust grains, numerous small particles (<1 μm) that reside within the interstellar medium (ISM), and he is interested in the dust life cycle, how dust evolves within galaxies, and how dust affects and interacts with the ISM.

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity.

Science on Screen: The Martian
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  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • Adults $10, Students $7