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The Science of Star Wars
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | 7pm

Could lightsabers be a reality one day? Is light speed travel possible? Do planets like Hoth, Tatoiine and Mustafar actually exist? You're not the only one who has wondered how much of the world of Star Wars is science and how much of it is fiction. Now, just in time for the release of The Force Awakens, let's answer some of these burning questions together. In collaboration with Wonderfest and SoMa StrEat Food Park, we'll be talking with the funny and insightful Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute. Seth will be speaking and answering questions in what is sure to be a delightful and thought-provoking evening for armchair scientists and hardcore Star Wars fans alike. Let your curiosity awaken and may the force and the scientific method be with you... 

Tickets: $5 will guarantee you a seat in the central section of StrEat Food's "barn." Otherwise, take your chances and grab a seat in the side wings. Either way, register here.

Speaker: Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer & Director, Center for SETI Research

Location: SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, San Francisco.


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