Science and a Movie with Anna Simpson

Two nights ago, SEFS grad student Anna Simpson was one of two speakers at Central Cinema’s “Science and a Movie” night, featuring the classic Aliens. Anna gave a short presentation before the screening and then answered some audience questions afterward—including explaining what it might take for extraterrestrial life to be compatible for interactions with humans. She learned about this fun outreach event through the Pacific Science Center (where she participated in the Science Communication Fellowship program in 2015), and we hear Professor John Marzluff will be part of the next “Science and a Movie” night on April 17. The film that night? Naturally, The Birds!

Anna, at left, discussing space microbes and why extraterrestrial life, if intelligent, might not be so friendly to humans.

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