March 11, 2016
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'Science On Screen' pairs fusion lecture with the blockbuster film 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at], 925-424-4715

WHO: The second installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore astrophysicist Tammy Ma, who will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth." Ma will discuss her work at the National Ignition Facility, which houses the world’s largest and most powerful laser system. Ma’s lecture is appropriately paired with the feature-length film, "Star Trek Into Darkness," (PG-13), as a portion of the movie was filmed inside the National Ignition Facility.   

WHAT: The Science on Screen series, geared for middle and high school students, creatively pairs cutting-edge science presented by leading Lab researchers with a popular feature film on a similar subject matter, providing the perfect combination of enlightenment and entertainment.

WHEN: Saturday, March 12

Doors open: 2 p.m.

Lecture: 2:30 p.m.

Film: 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The State Theatre, 1307 J. St., Modesto.

NOTE: This is a free science education program. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Science on Screen is presented through a partnership of The State Theatre and the LLNL Science Education Program.