'Hidden Figures'

Hidden Figures cast at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: By NASA Kennedy / Kim Shiflett (KSC-20161212-PH_KLS03_0005) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  • This session has been cancelled

  • Public screening: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

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Three brilliant African-American women at NASA - Katherine Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) - serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanised the world.

Join us during British Science Week for the free film screening of 'Hidden Figures' based on the untold true story. Meet the women you don't know, behind the mission you do.

There are two film screenings: the first is a schools only event and the second is open to the public.

Schools (after school) event: 16:00-19:00 (CANCELLED)

Please note that the schools' event has been cancelled - page updated 13 March 2018.

Aimed at school children/college students, considering applying to university for science/engineering based subjects, this session includes a brief introduction by Natasha Stephen, University Lecturer and RAS Committee Member. There are hands-on activities (meteorites, microscopes etc) with current University students prior to the screening, The film starts at 16:45 and should finish by 19:00 at the latest. 

Public screening: 19:30-22:00

This screening is open to all - please register your place via the public screening link above.

  • The event is supported by the Royal Astronomical Society’s ‘Committee for Diversity in Astronomy & Geophysics’, promoting equality and diversity across all areas of astronomy, geophysics and planetary sciences.

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