Join the team at SETI for Movie Night featuring The Martian with special guest Andy Weir, who penned the bestselling book. SETI Institute senior astronomer Seth Shostak will introduce the film and moderate a Q+A with Andy following the showing. It’s happening February 23, 6:30–9:30 PM Pacific time.
SETI Stars, the organization’s monthly donors, can join in early for a special happy hour with Andy before the movie. If you’d like to join the constellation of monthly donors and benefit from the many perks of the program, you can sign up here.
If you haven’t seen The Martian, here’s a reminder of the storyline:
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.