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October 27, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Georgetown Charter Township Public Library Meeting Room AB
Jenison, MI 49429
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Documentaries & Donuts: "Spaceship Earth"

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Join us for a new documentary each month on various timely and interesting topics. Please register in advance as occupancy is limited. Spaceship Earth (NR, 113 min.) In 1991, eight "bionauts" participated in a widely publicized ecological experiment. Volunteers with expertise in agriculture, science, and medicine, they decided to step inside a terrarium called the Biosphere 2 -- which replicated the biomes of the world -- and lock the door. The plan was to see whether they could create their own oxygen, food, and water to thrive and survive -- and they mostly could. But they were plagued both by bad press and by doubt about a couple of the shortcuts they took. SPACESHIP EARTH explores how the Biosphere 2 experiment came to be, what went wrong, and what happened to the data from this study.