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Cornelia Lang

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department, University of Iowa

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial— Take us to your leader! Life beyond Earth

Tie-dyed lab coat scientists join astronomy professor Cornelia Lang to talk space, life on other planets, and, you know, little green men, in this interactive program that's fun for all ages!

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Film Synopsis

A young boy summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return home.

A gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth and is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. This epic sci-fi film received nine Academy Awards nominations and won four, and became the highest grossing film of all time when it was released.