Academy of Sciences: Behind The Scenes | Main Library
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San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Life: A Cosmic Story, the California Academy of Sciences’ all-digital planetarium show on the history of life.
To produce the show’s complex imagery, the Academy’s Visualization Studio, which includes veterans from Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, and Lucasfilm Animation, collaborated with Stanford University and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
About Life: A Cosmic Story: Narrated by Jodie Foster, the show plays daily in the Morrison Planetarium through May 2012. The show’s core concept is that all life on Earth evolved from a common ancestor and that life’s origins begin with dark matter and the first stars—a pedigree 13.7 billion years in the making.
Seating is limited. RSVP required
Life: A Cosmic Story
Tuesday Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.,
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
– Ryan Wyatt, Director of Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization
– Jeroen Lapre, Senior Technical Director, Morrison Planetarium – Visualization Studio
About One City One Book 2011: (9/6 to 11/12) One City One Book is an annual literary event that encourages community members to read the same book and discuss it at events throughout the city.
Similar to a giant, citywide book club, this year’s program is focused on local author Mary Roach’s “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void,” and will feature book readings, space-themed movie screenings and more, as well as open discussions all over the city through November 12th . Full Schedule of events