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Rooftop Films Brooklyn, NY



New York Hall of Science

Oppenheimer— Charged up with NYSCI: Understanding electrons

NYSCI Explainers help bring the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to life! They engage audiences in STEM conversations, perform science demonstrations, and contribute to the development of our museum exhibits and programming. Explainers are coupled with stage presentations showcasing science and engineering-based activities and demonstrations engaging with the properties of chemistry, physics, design thinking, and more right before your eyes in these interactive explorations.

Before the film, the NYSCI Explainer team presents:

Air Cannon | Step 1: Fill with fog, Step 2: Launch! Join NYSCI Explainers as we blast the audience with our Air Cannon and explore exactly how powerful air can be.

Charged Up | The science behind the Van de Graaff generator can be shocking! Sit down and get Charged up with NYSCI Explainers as we experiment with the gain and loss of electrons.

Rooftop Films Brooklyn, NY

Film Synopsis

The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

    Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Academy Award® winner for Best Picture Oppenheimer is an epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it. The film stars Academy Award winner Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Academy Award winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Academy Award winner Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

    The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.

    Photo credit: Universal Pictures