søndag den 1. marts 2009

Becker-Larsen presents his film: "The Moving Earth"

Friday 6 March 2009, 14.15
Aud. A, Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen

Lars Becker-Larsen presents his latest film, "The Moving Earth".

I am happy to invite you to the next seminar in our series. This time
the documentary film-maker Lars Becker-Larsen will present his latest
film "The Moving Earth", which has received excellent reviews in the
Danish news media. The synopsis below is drawn from the website
http://www.danishdoc.dk/movingearth_uk.html, which also contains
further information about the film.

After a short break, a discussion of the film from various
perspectives will be introduced by: Karin Tybjerg, historian of
science and Director of the Astronomical Unit of Kroppedal Museum;
Casper Tybjerg, Associate Professor at Film and Media Studies, the
University of Copenhagen; and Benny Lautrup, Professor of Physics at
the Niels Bohr Institute.

I am happy to be able to show Lars Becker-Larsen's film in our seminar
series and look forward to seeing you at this event.

All the best,
Finn Aaserud
Niels Bohr Archive
History of Science Seminar

The Earth is not the immovable centre of the world but a planet in
orbit around the sun: this was the claim made by the astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543. To the Christian church this was a heresy
that contravened the Word of God. For centuries to come great
scientists like Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton doggedly
pursued the notion of a moving earth, and from this epoch-making
process there emerged not only a new view of the world but the modern
natural sciences.