Extraterrestrial: The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

2-Minute Film Festival goes to the moon, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The lunar orbiter project is made up of "a group of dedicated space industry professionals who have worked for several years to digitally recover the first photographs of the moon and the first photographs of Earth taken from the moon," Ms. Heffley said. Their work site is an abandoned McDonald's on a NASA naval air station in Mountain View, Calif. When the Carnegie Museum film crew arrived in March, the team of techno-archaeologists had just digitized the final of the more than 1,400 magnetic tapes.

Extraterrestrial: The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project and The 2-Minute Film Festival

Join us for the world premiere of Extraterrestrial, Part 3 of The Invisible Photograph. Begin the evening with a look into the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. See how a team of techno-archaeologists digitally recovered the first photographs of the moon, taken by unmanned space probes and used to determine the landing sites for the Apollo missions of the 1960s and the 1970s. Then join us in the Sculpture Court for a screening of finalists from this year's 2-Minute Film Festival, showcasing films that explore the concept of outer space--in two minutes or less. Picnic food and bar open in the Sculpture Court beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Invisible Photograph, a production of the Hillman Photography Initiative, is a five-part documentary series investigating the expansive realm of photographic production, distribution, and consumption by way of the hidden side of photography.

8:15-9 p.m.- Screening of Extraterrestrial with Keith Cowing, co-lead of the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project and Divya Rao Heffley, Program Manager of the Hillman Photography Initiative.

9:15-11 p.m.- 2-Minute Film Festival, back for the 4th time!

$10; includes one drink ticket!

Culture Club is sponsored by: Great Lakes Brewing Company, Macy's, and Bill Few Associates

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