Art Alert: Discussing the science of Star Wars

Ahram Online , Tuesday 1 Mar 2016

The discussion will follow the screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars VII
BB 8 Droid (Photo: Still from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

The Astronomy Club of the American University in Cairo will hold a screening of the lasts Star Wars episode, The Force Awakens, followed by a discussion on the science in the film.

The talk will offer some scientific explanations of the sci-fi movie, and compare them with reality, and how close we are to realising their development in real life.

Episode VII - The Force Awakens is a continuation of the epic space saga created by George Lucas, with the first of the seven films released in 1977.

Set 30 years after Episode VI - The Return of The Jedi (1983) when the Galactic Empire was defeated, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

The event is open to the public though registration is required for attendance through filling this form.

Monday 11 April, 5pm
Astronomy Club, American University in Cairo, New Campus, Road 90, New Cairo, Egypt

(The event was originally scheduled for 14 March)

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