Sneak Preview of Saving Hubble

Westport Cinema Initiative (WCI), as part of its ongoing series of pop-up films presents a unique double feature: a sneak preview of the documentary Saving Hubble followed by an opportunity for the public to view the night sky through telescopes. The event is one of 50+ free nights of music and entertainment to be presented at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts this summer. Before the screening, the film’s director David Gaynes will moderate a guest panel including David Mestre, (Space Science Educator), Dr. Marty Yellin (Westport resident & former Perkin Elmer optical engineer) and Bruce Kamiat (Amateur Astronomer/film subject) discussing the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the public’s role in astronomy, space exploration, and science. After the film (weather permitting), telescopes provided by the Westport Astronomical Society will available for the public to view the night sky. The evening will also include an award-winning short film from the Westport Youth Film Festival, and live music provided by the Red Lotus Trio: Saving Hubble soundtrack producer and guitarist John Cabán, keyboardist Christian Lohr, and drummer Anthony Pinciotti. Bring a picnic and sit under the stars — refreshments will be available for purchase onsite.