Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
The Athena Presents: Science on Screen — a Science Movie Mash-Up.
A project of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Coolidge Corner Theater. The Science on Screen program pairs with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging and offer dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.
Dr. Irwin will talk about the technological, political, and societal context at the time of the Apollo 13 mission. He will also deliver a personal message from one of the Apollo 13 astronauts.
Since 1985, Irwin has worked on inertial precision pointing systems with astronomical applications including the Spacelab Instrument Pointing System and the Hubble Space Telescope. He has also provided test data analysis services for Space Shuttle Main Engine flight readiness and safety decisions.