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Teen Science Fiction Movie Night: Contagion

posted Friday June 6, 2014

It's time for our second ever Teen Science Fiction Movie Night.

Local teens can enjoy both a movie and some science during a free screening of "Contagion," on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Dr. Mark Heise from the UNC Department of Immunology will explore the good, the bad and the crazy science from the movie. He’s even bringing a “positive air suit” from a High Containment Lab for teens to check out.

The screening is presented by Open Minds Cafe, a series of informal "science cafe" programs especially for teens, where students from local middle schools and high schools meet to talk about current science topics with scientists and other researchers. The programs are led by a Teen Advisory Board, which selects the programs and the speakers.

This program is only for ages 13-18 ("Contagion" is rated PG-13). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pizza before the movie. The program ends around 8:30 p.m.

Open Minds Cafe is funded jointly by a grant from the National Science Foundation and by support from Time Warner Cable, with programs at Morehead and at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Click here to learn more about Open Minds Cafe programs at Morehead. For more information on the June 27 event, call 919-843-7951.