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05 November 2008
A film following the adventures of an international team of astrophysicists, including a Cardiff scientist, as they explore the origins of the universe is being shown at the University.
Blast! follows the story of a tenacious group of scientists, including Dr Enzo Pascale of the School of Physics and Astronomy, as they launch a state-of-the-art telescope on a NASA high altitude balloon.
Their adventures take them from the Arctic to the Antarctic, as they release the telescope into the atmosphere, with the aim of uncovering information on how our universe evolved, and capturing faint sub-millimetre light from thousands of the earliest galaxies ever detected.
Throughout the film, the scientists try and answer the question ‘how did we get here’, and Blast! also explores the relationship between science and religion.
Blast! was produced by five-time Emmy award winning producer and director Paul Devlin. The film will be shown in a free screening at the University’s Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 11th November 2008 at 6.00pm.
To book your place at the free screening, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 876936.
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