An online panel discussion of the film The Martian and the book of the same name by Andy Weir, will be hosted by the following departments at The Ohio State Univerity: Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).
Wednesday, August 26, from 8:00-9:00 PM EDT
How to Join
To participate in this event, watch The Martian at home – it’s available on many platforms including Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and Apple TV. Register for the webinar for free via the button below or clicking here. Registration is required in order to attend. This webinar is hosted on Zoom and will include ASL interpreting and live CART captioning.
Background and Event Panelists
The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, is an emotionally gripping film about an astronaut trapped on Mars. It deals with deep issues of space science, botany, and geoscience.
Ohio State Panelists:
- Dr. W. Berry Lyons - Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences, geochemistry and soil science expert
- Romy Rodriguez Martinez - PhD Student in Astrophysics, exoplanet specialist
- Dr. Peter Ling - Professor of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, NASA X-HAB advisor
- Anna Voelker, Outreach Coordinator, Department of Astronomy and CCAPP