The Martian - Science Fact or Science Fiction

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Description: Many space movies have hit our screens relaying drama, adventure, and scientific discovery...

The cinema release of ‘The Martian’ (2015) even coincided with the possible discovery of water on the red planet. But how much is scientific fact and how much is Hollywood fiction? In this activity, selected clips of scientific importance/key situations are used as the basis for assessment on the accuracy of the science in the film.

Further Information: You will need to have access to the movie The Martian for this.

Sponsor: GeoBus, University of St Andrews.


Dates Booking Instructions
12 November 2020 Booking not required.
2020 2020 2020week1 Climate and Space (2020 Week 1)
Martian R1