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Sherrington Building, Lecture Theatre 1

Ashton Street

Liverpool

L3 5PS

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You are invited to a screening of the film "Hidden Figures" as part of the Apollo 50th Anniversary Events, and Black History Month.

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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Doors will open at 5.30pm with the film starting promptly at 5.45pm.

The film is rated PG and is 2 hours, 7 minutes long.

Please note that no refreshments are being provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

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Sherrington Building, Lecture Theatre 1

Ashton Street

Liverpool

L3 5PS

United Kingdom

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