HOMECOMING 2014 @ Museum: October 17 - 19
October 17: Molecules and Broadway Musicals
By Joe Schwarcz, (Director, Office of Science and Society). This special Homecoming weekend Freaky Friday explores how chemistry and music intersect and how some music is directly influenced by molecular energy. Followed by the film Phantom of the Opera.
October 19: Science on Stage - Out of her Mind
(aka The Madwomen Monologues)
Madcap. Zany. Demented. Delusional. Crazy. Twisted. Obsessed. A collection of monologues by Colleen Curran featuring women who have momentarily lost their minds for what they believe, at least, is a good reason or a good cause. They are all quite mad but in a very funny way. It’s as much a scientific study of spot the psychological disorder or chemical imbalance as it’s a theatrical look at: so just how much or how little does it take to make someone totally lose it? And as ever, wonderful Montreal actors will be performing this new work.
Colleen Curran’s previous comedies which have had debut readings at Redpath Museum Science on Stage are Godot at the Coconut Grove, Bearings, Down with Mrs. Charles Darwin and True Nature which launched the 2011-2012 season at Centaur Theatre.
This Science on Stage event is part of Homecoming 2014, in collaboration with Playwrights Workshop and McGill Science Outreach.
FREE, Everyone welcome. In Auditorium.
Image: Theda Bara with skeleton. From Wikimedia commons.
October 19 Guided tours
11h - Egyptian mummies, 12h - Mesozioc Dinosaurs and 13h - World Biodiversity
With student guides from the Redpath Museum Club. Meet in the Entrance Hall. Free, everyone welcome, no reservation necessary. In English.
Public Reading: A True Story
Sunday, November 2
By Denis Brault, M.Ed. McGill '80, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas
Written by a second century Greek writer and widely thought to be the first science fiction story, A True Story by Lucian of Samosata is about a war to rule the Morning Star by the kings of the Moon and the Sun. Some of its notable characters include dog-faced men fighting on winged acorns, cloud-centaurs and stalk-and-mushroom men.
Musical accompaniment by cellist Vincent Bélanger. Part of a Public Reading Series.
Image: The illustration shows a battle between the Moon and Sun people. This is The Guardian, May 2011.rom
INTERSTELLAR: The Astronomy!
A SPECIAL post-release discussion of the movie INTERSTELLAR. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaghey, this film features a team of space travelers who manage to get through a wormhole.
With Robert Rutledge (McGill Physics).
The US/Canada Release of the film is Friday November 7th. We will host a post-viewing conversation and discussion on the astronomy of the movie. Go see the movie, then come to the discussion! SPOILERS will be had!
Free, everyone welcome. No reservation necessary. Not suitable for young children.
Sunday, November 23
MINERAL DAY @ MUSEUM
Meet mineral 'experts', learn about the diversity and wonder of the world of minerals, and maybe play a game of Mineral BINGO. Special mineraelogical prizes! For all ages. Bilingual. FREE. No reservation required. Bring your own minerals and rocks to be examined and identified.
This event is co-hosted with the CIM Foundation / La fondation de l'ICM.