NOTE: Due to a tragic faculty death, tonight's screening of Orbit[film] at USM's Southworth Planetarium has been CANCELED. Come see the omnibus film on Wednesday at 7pm or Sunday at 1pm. Our sincere condolences to the staff and family of the USM Astronomy Dept.
SPACE presents a fieldtrip opportunity to USM's Southworth Planetarium.
Orbit(film) is a project that uses the art of cinema to inspire the art of science and education. A collaborative, 80-minute omnibus movie about our solar system, Orbit(film) is intended for all ages, as grade-schoolers will have their interest in art and science piqued, and older generations will have their youthful love of space renewed.
In Orbit(film), every planet in our solar system is represented by a short film, each made by a different filmmaker, dealing with the science of outer space through creative and emotional storytelling and visual poetry. Some or all of the original source material will come from NASA footage, reinterpreted by each filmmaker to make a portrait of the respective planet. Non-planet films cover the sun, moon, comets and the first dog in space.
Each screening will be preceeded by a brief night sky tour in the planetarium dome. The Southworth Planetarium is in the Science Building on the University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus. The building's physical address is 70 Falmouth Street, Portland, Maine.
THE SUN — Brent Hoff
MERCURY — Ben Coonley
VENUS — Jessica Oreck
THE MOON — Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky
MARS — Mark Elijah Rosenberg
COMETS — Deborah Stratman
JUPITER – Kelly Sears
SATURN – Michael Gitlin and Jacqueline Goss
NEPTUNE — Poseidon
URANUS — Bill Brown
PLUTO and RE-ENTRY– Travis Wilkerson
and a note about EARTH by Mike Plante