Silver Screen Science Fiction: Tron

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Event type: 
Date and time: 
7 July | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Price: 
Adult: £10.30 | Concession: £9.30 | Child: £8.20
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates
10% members discount

Jeff Bridges plays a talented computer programmer who is unwittingly scanned into an invisible digital domain. 

Enjoy screenings of vintage, cult and blockbuster sci-fi movies in our planetarium, followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer. With groundbreaking computer graphics for its time, Tron depicts a fantastical imagining of computer programs forced to follow the ruling of the MCP (Master Control Program). Security program Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and haphazard digitised human Flynn (Jeff Bridges) work together to try and bring down the MCP and find a way for Flynn to get out of the digital world and back to the real one. After the film a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will talk about how computer graphics help astronomers visualise the universe and how the computing world is bracing itself for the next big thing: quantum computing.

This event is part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's 'Universe Unseen' season (April - September 2018).