If you haven’t seen Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar yet and have any idea of what’s best for you, get out there and see it! Don’t worry if you haven’t been fortunate enough to see the movie yet, this post is spoiler free. As a student in our Space Physics program, I had a countdown for the release of the movie and saw it twice in the first 48 hours (no shame). What I was really pleased about was how many people with little physics knowledge still appreciated this amazing work of cinematic art. No seriously, my pilot friends were actually really excited about physics afterwards. That never happens. The movie was scientifically solid with the help of Dr. Kip Thorne and definitely not your typical sci-fi film.
So you’re interested in knowing a little bit more about what-the-Hubble went on in that movie huh? We have amazing professors at ERAU that are here to help. With courses like Relativity, Astrophysics, Space Propulsion, and Particle/Cosmology students are able to explore concepts that were so elegantly displayed in this film and much more. Personally, I felt proud and somewhat accomplished for understanding the entirety of the movie and encourage anyone with the slightest interest in space to get educated! Who knows, with all this information, you might be able to make the next greatest sci-fi movie.
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