The Moving History of Science and Film

  • Jun 18 - Jun 21, 2021

On December 28, 1895, the world's first commercial movie screening took place at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, two French brothers who developed a camera-projector called the Cinematographe. This 3-day program kicks off on this day, marks this anniversary and pays tribute to early science and cinema experiments from around the world.

Photo: Postcard based on period photograph, showing 35-year-old Ramón y Cajal in Valencia among friends, with his large-format camera. Gelatin bromide, 1887.