April 1, 2007

"The Science of Star Wars"

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Cornell Astronomical Society Public Lecture Series

Fuertes Observatory
Cornell University campus

Learn about a galaxy long ago and far, far away at the close by Fuertes Observatory in the near, near future. Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the most popular science fiction series ever produced. But what is science and what is fiction? Could hyperspace, turbolasers, or Yoda actually exist? How does Apollo 10 stack up against an X-Wing fighter? Explore these and other icons of the saga, discovering the technological hurdles keeping you from ruling the galaxy, in “The Science of Star Wars”!