Caltech loves to screen films that have as their theme “the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature.” Caltech loves to screen these films and then to have lay people discuss them—moderated, of course, by a grad student (T.A.?). If this is your bag (and why wouldn’t it be? This stuff is incredibly interesting, and Caltech grad students are delightful people) then you should know about this Saturday’s screening of Earth Story: The Shaping of Our World, which is about natural wonders and the extreme forces that shape them. Although it’s from 1998, it’s in stunning HD. And to our very limited knowledge, it’s not as though there’s been a sea change (ha!) in planetary geology in the last twelve years. Recommended for kids.
Saturday, December 4, 2 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
332 S. Michigan Ave.
$5; events.caltech.edu; 626.395.4652