Just a quick heads up for a great film tonight, with a sci-fi twist.
Shadow Makers is a 1989 film which dramatises the events leading up to and including the creation and detonation of the world’s first atomic bomb in New Mexico. Written by Bruce Robinson (WITHNAIL AND I) and starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, and John Cussack, SHADOW MAKERS is a fascinating insight into the Manhattan Project.
Following the film, the astronomers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich will take you through the science fact of what often seems like science fiction. How much of the film is true to life? What is the power output of a typical fission bomb? Can we harness nuclear power safely? Find out after the screening.
Join the debate on Twitter at @GreenwichSciFi, and keep an eye out for future SCIENCE FICTION? screenings.