Synopsis: BLAST! is a spec tacular and suspenseful story of space exploration. Five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin follows his brother, Mark Devlin, PhD to five continents to launch a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon.
Start Time: Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:00 PM
End Time: Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:00 PM
Location: Physics Lecture Hall
Address: 120 Frelinghuysen Road
Campus: Busch
City, State, Country: Piscataway, NJ US
Fee: Free
Speaker: Paul Devlin
Sponsor: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Category: Film
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Contact Name: Carlos Fernandez
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-1284
Additional Information: With extraordinary access, BLAST exposes a world of risky, hardcore, scientific adventure. The story follows an international team of astrophysicists trying to launch a multi-million dollar telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon. Their journey to discover thousands of early galaxies takes them from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Revealing frustrations, inevitable failures and ultimate triumph, BLAST puts a human face on the quest to answer our most basic question - How did we get here?