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Friday, October 26 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hubbles's Diverse Universe (An Afternoon of Docs)

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Director - Dean Tapia

Producer - Lisa Boags

Executive Producers - Jarita Holbrook, Romeel Davé

Exact Running Time - 27:00

Country of Production - USA

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Website: http://www.hdumovie.com/



The scientific research and experiences of six African American and three Hispanic American astronomers and astrophysicists are presented in this documentary. 'Diverse' refers to both the ethnic diversity of the scientists who appear in the film and the diverse set of astronomy topics explored. The film has four chapters: Science, Diversity, Mentoring and Outreach, and NASA's Contributions. The astronomers discuss their scientific projects and the role of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in their research. They share what it takes to succeed as an astrophysicist and talk about the people who have helped them along the way. Though their lives have included challenges, they provide an inspirational message to future students of astronomy.

Filmmaker/Storyteller Finalist
avatar for Jarita Holbrook

Jarita Holbrook

2016-17 Health, Education & Human Services Fellow, S&T Policy Fellowships
I will be at NSF OISE. Astrophysics, Anthropology, Indigenous Astronomy, Astronomy & Society. I'm a physics professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about making films featuring minority astrophysicists that promote cultural change... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
The Montalban 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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