The Hunt for Planet B
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
- Library Hall
Now that we're starting to see the photographic fruits of its launch, The Hunt for Planet B captures the human drama behind NASA's high-stakes Webb Telescope which launched on December 25, 2021. The film interweaves the creation of this massive machine - the most ambitious space observatory ever built - with the story of a pioneering group of female scientists on a quest to find life beyond our solar system. What begins as a real-time scientific adventure turns into a deep meditation on our place in the universe. On the brink of seeing farther out than ever before, we find ourselves looking back at our own imperiled planet with new eyes.
Kahn brings things down to earth just in time for audiences to reconnect with what is the most important question of all: Why… Why? Because: Hope.