Hidden Figures (ĊineXjenza)
19 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Date and time: Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 7pm
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
Price: Free entrance
The Hidden Figures in the American Space Race. Who calculated the flight trajectories of NASA during the Space Race? The African-American women Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan were fundamental to these historic moments, and are completely unknown to history. The film Hidden Figures sheds light on their work.
CineXjenza is a platform that uses film discuss science and will be screening this movie at 7pm on the 19th of November at Spazju Kreattiv. Hidden Figures focuses on Project Mercury the first human spaceflight programme of the US. Living during segregation in America, they are required by the currently all white team to succeed in their mission, however they meet the laws of segregation and racism at every turn whilst helping the NASA team calculate the critical flight trajectories.
After the movie, mathematician Prof. Irene Sciriha Aquilina (Department of Mathematics, University of Malta) will lead a discussion on the maths behind the space race how the view of women in science has changed over the years and the Apollo 11 moon landing. Snacks and refreshments will be served during the discussion.
CineXjenza is supported by the STEAM project. It is run by the Malta Chamber of Scientists, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and S-Cubed.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- 127 mins
- ĊineXjenza, Science, Discussion
- Creative Team
- Gianni Ciappara (event manager), Dr Edward Duca (science communications consultant), Lorna Muscat Baron (assistant), S-Cubed (assistants) and Maria Fenech (poster design).