Cork Science Festival & Happening boldly bring Corkonians where they have never gone before!
Cork Science Festival have teamed up with Happenings to present the cinematic sci-fi spectacular “Star Trek: First Contact” on Friday 11th November at 8pm in the stunning St Luke’s, Cork City.
Star Trek’s narratives have often been filled with scientific references to tachyon beams, baryon sweeps, quantum fluctuations and event horizons. Will we ever travel faster than light or make first contact with aliens? To discuss we are joined by Cork filmmaker and Trekkie expert Emmet O’Brien and astronomer and physicist Frances McCarthy to explore the close linkages between the Star Trek universe and real life science.
In its 50 golden years, Star Trek has created universal sci-fi culture and Cork too, has a long and prosperous history of science and research. Science is all around us, part of our everyday lives, with Cork Science Festival hosting exhibitions, open days, screenings, workshops, comedy and much more throughout the city from November 11th-20th.