Saturday, April 15 –
Members and guests are invited to see "Life" with Mark Owen Martin, associate professor of biology at the University of Puget Sound, on April 15 at Sundance Cinema, 4500 9th Ave NE. After the movie, we'll head to Blue Moon Tavern, 712 NE 45th St., to dissect the science.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, the film follows a six-member crew of the International Space Station that discovers what appears to be the first evidence of life on Mars. The extraterrestrial sample doesn't take kindly to being examined. See the trailer above.
Martin is a "microbial supremacist" who studies the molecular genetics and ecology of bacterial predators.
Please purchase your own tickets for the 1:30 p.m. screening prior to the movie or at the venue. Matt Vivion, NSWA treasurer and webmaster, will be at the theater at 1 p.m. to meet members and guests as they arrive. For more information, contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.