Coos Bay

  • Science on the Screen at the Historic Egyptian Theatre

    Egyptian Theatre
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    Sunday, Jan 29th, 2017


    The Egyptian Theatre is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation via the Coolidge Corner Theatre to produce a series of movies for Science on Screen a “Creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.”

    This movie series will be free to the public and will feature a guest lecture from each of the following: North Bend High School Science Department, Marshfield High School Science Department, Southwestern Community College Foundation, Southwestern Community College Foundation, and the Charleston Marine Life Center.

    Southwestern Oregon Community College Geology Department: The topic of the lead-in talk to be given by Ron Metzger (PhD, Professor of Geology at SWOCC) is about de-bunking myths around earthquakes. The benefit of using the film San Andreas is that while the circumstances and scale of events in the movie are not applicable to the San Andreas Fault, aspects are more applicable to the Cascadia Subduction Zone which will directly affect the geographic region where the movie is being shown.
    The SWOCC Geology Department has been hosting a lecture series for over a decade bringing in nationally recognized speakers on a variety of geology related topics. For the series it has become tradition to host an earthquake and/or seismic talk around the anniversary of the last great Cascadia earthquake and tsunami: 9:00 pm on January 26, 1700. The series will be hosting Dr. John Vidale (University of Washington; Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and Washington State Seismologist) for the 12th Annual Cascadia Anniversary Lecture on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm on the SWOCC campus. Hosting the movie San Andreas at 2:00 pm on January 29th will allow us to dovetail with the geology lecture series talk, making an additional scientific connection to this historic seismic event.