WHAT: The 2008 documentary film BLAST! follows a team of scientists, led by Mark Devlin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, in their attempts to figure out how galaxies form by launching a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon.
The film follows cosmologists from Sweden to Antarctica as they attempt — and fail and try again — to launch the high-altitude telescope above the earth’s atmosphere.
June 11, 7 p.m.
Premiere with astrophysicists Mark Devlin, Barth Netterfield and distinguished panelists
IFC Center, 323 Ave. of the Americas, New York
June 12 to 18
Five screenings per day, plus Q-and-A with Emmy-winning filmmaker Paul Devlin, Mark Devlin and guest astrophysicists.
22 E. 12th St., New York
Additional information is available at http://blastthemovie.com/screenings.html