Thu, Jul 8 8:00 pm

Terraforming Mars: Can It Be Done?

Join Dr. James Kasting in a discussion about the classic 90’s film Total Recall and what would it take to terraform Mars.

Event start time: Presentation Begins at 8pm | Film: 9pm
NEW Location: The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574

FREE | Registration Required – space is limited, and tickets will be claimed on a first come first served basis. Register early to ensure your spot at this event!

Presentation Description: It was easy for Arnold to terraform Mars in the movie:  He just put the palm of his hand on the (very humanoid) trigger of the alien turbidium generator. But what would it take to terraform Mars in reality? Jim Kasting will discuss.

Presenter Bio: James Kasting is a geoscientist and an Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University. Kasting is active in NASA’s search for habitable extrasolar planets. He is considered a world leader in the field of planetary habitability, assessing habitable zones around stars. Kasting is also an active participant in the ongoing planetary science decadal survey being conducted by the National Academy of Sciences to help guide NASA in its planetary exploration program.

Film: Total Recall (1990), Director: Paul Verhoeven, Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox. Rated R. Trailer

*COVID-19 Protocol: To protect yourself and others we’ve limited admission to this event and request that all staff, volunteers, and audience members wear masks as they enter and move around the theatre.

The Colonial’s Science on Screen programs are presented in partnership with White Mountain Science, Inc. (WMSI). Visit WMSI’s website to learn more about its mission to excite kids and teachers about STEM knowledge and skills and help them grow as creative problem solvers.

Thank you to our hosts at The White Mountain School and our hospitality sponsor the Hampton Inn Littleton.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION