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JOIN US FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL SF IRISH FILM DOCFEST, SATURDAY MARCH 10 2018

The Farthest • 4.30pm

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Saturday March 10, 2018. 4:30pm Delancey Street Theater, San Francisco  TICKETS

Director: Emer Reynolds

Followed by a Q+A with Bay Area documentary participants

The story of Voyager is an epic of human achievement, personal drama and almost miraculous success. Launched 16 days apart in Autumn 1977, the twin Voyager space probes have defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost 40 years later continue to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances. With less computing power than a modern hearing aid, they have unlocked the stunning secrets of our Solar System on a journey as revolutionary as the first circumnavigation of the globe and humankind’s first footprint on the moon.

With the participation of 25 of the original and current mission scientists, engineers and team members, the film tells the captivating tales of one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration. From the aluminum foil from the local market that was added at the last minute to protect the spacecraft from radiation; to one of Voyager’s most iconic elements: The Golden Record, which carries greetings, music and images from Earth to any alien beings they might one day encounter. The Farthest reveals how this famous record was created, and how it presents humanity to any creatures who may find it.

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