About this event
This year is a special one with regard to manned spaceflight. 40 years ago, the first German cosmonaut Sigmund Jähn flew to the Soviet space station Salyut 6. And 50 years ago the film 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in the cinemas. This war a cornerstone in the history of the science fiction genre. The vision and the realistic representation of astronautics was particularly impressive at the time. The special effects and film technology used at that time was revolutionary and still sets standards today. Here, too, a space station plays a role whose concept was already conceived by Wernher von Braun in 1952. Even today, many people are currently excited when Alexander Gerst becomes the first German to take command of the International Space Station (ISS).This is why we are putting this issue of “Science Meets Fiction” under the motto “Manned Spaceflight: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow”.
We are taking these special events as an opportunity to transform our auditorium into a cinema on Friday, 12 October 2018 at 6 p.m.: We present to you the science fiction classic “2001 – Odyssey in Space” in the German dubbed version. This film is rated by many as perhaps the best, but certainly the most influential science fiction film of all time.
Whenever it is called “Science Meets Fiction” at the House of Astronomy, there is not only a well-known blockbuster related to astronomy and space travel to be seen – in Dolby Surround and full length, albeit without popcorn and drinks – at the same time we would like to take a closer look at the Hollywood filmmakers: From a scientific point of view, what is actually possible and what is the result of the scriptwriter’s imagination?
HdA employee Dr. Markus Nielbock briefly summarizes the history of manned space flight and explains some scientific aspects of the film.
Tickets at: http://www.ztix.de/event.php/147270