Science in the Cinema

Ask a health researcher: is it science or fiction?

Gravity

Presented by McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

 

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Gravity

Join us for a FREE showing of “Gravity.” The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts working together to survive a catastrophe that destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in space.

Date: June 1, 2022
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.
Movie Starts: 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Plaza Theatre

After the movie, McCaig Institute researchers will lead a discussion about the effects of gravity on our bones and joints and exciting space-related research studies, including the TBone study.

Speakers:

Dr. Steven Boyd, PhD, professor, Department of Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine; joint appointment, Schulich School of Engineering and Faculty of Kinesiology; director, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, Cumming School of Medicine

Dr. Leigh Gabel, PhD, assistant professor, Faculty of Kinesiology; member, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine

Dr. David Hart, PhD, professor, Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine; joint appointment, Faculty of Kinesiology; member McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, Cumming School of Medicine


Hosted by the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine, Science in the Cinema brings together science and popular culture in a fun and engaging way. Watch a film with a health science theme and then listen as an expert explains the science behind the movie. An interactive question and answer period will follow each movie.

Admission and popcorn are free for all attendees. All screenings take place at The Plaza Theatre in Kensington located at 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and screenings begin at 6:30 p.m.

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