A film will be shown this weekend on many cable and satellite systems on the BBC TV channel. It features
astrophysicist Mark Devlin and his team, using a balloon to take a telescope above the atmosphere. hey call it
the “Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope” (BLAST). ASA Newsletter Co-Editor saw it at
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, IL, several months ago and can vouch for the fact
that it presents a combination of scientific fact, the challenge of science (including persevering through failures),
and touches of humor and human interest.
Eastern Times are as follows: Saturday, July 24 11:10-12:00
Sunday, July 25 05:10-06:00 and 17:10-18:00.
Additional details, including some clips from it, are at www.blastthemovie.com.