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Science on Screen: THIS IS SPINAL TAP

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Get ready to smell the glove and watch out for spontaneously combusting drummers.  We’re turning it up to 11 with the greatest mockumentary of them all – a work of sublime (and profound) comedic genius deemed so culturally significant that it was named to the National Film Registry for preservation by the Library of Congress.


“It’s such a fine line between stupid and, uh…clever.”


Before the screening of this aural masterpiece, guest speaker Christopher Shera, a physicist and auditory physiologist, discusses the science of sound and hearing. What is sound? How does it differ from silence? Can you hear yourself hearing? And how loud can we go?

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