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Space Films to be Shown at UWRF

APRIL 14, 2008--On April 28, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences will be sponsoring a free screening of two short films on space exploration in the Kinnickinnic Theater of the University Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Both films are directed and co produced by Melissa Butts, principal and founder of Melrae Pictures of Minneapolis. Butts' passion for telling immersive stories and her ability to combine compelling human experiences with cutting-edge science and technology has been recognized by the film and museum community worldwide.

The first film, "Sun," is based around the 2006 NASA launch of a twin spacecraft from a single rocket in Florida that would, for the first time in the history of space exploration, capture space-born, high-definition images of the Sun. The leading NASA scientists from the mission unveil these images and will show the behind-the-scenes information that tells the story of the Sun and its crucial importance.

The second film, "Mars," reveals real images captured by the rovers' cameras on the surface of Mars, as well as cutting-edge animations created from the data acquired by Spirit and Opportunity rovers. It also includes the clues the rovers have uncovered that indicated that liquid water may once have existed on Mars along with the discovery that the presence of water may also indicate the presence of other life forms.  

For more information contact Mary Corey at the College of Arts and Sciences at or call 715-425-0690.


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