A film that asks, are we alone?
(United States, 2022, 88 minutes, color) Directed by Caroline Cory.
A Tear in "the Sky" explores the field of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (known formerly as UFOs)— a subject that is generating considerable mainstream interest since the release of previously classified U.S. government videos, and the creation by the Pentagon of a UAP Task Force in August 2020.
Starring William Shatner of Star Trek and celebrity physicist Michio Kaku, the film follows a team of military personnel and scientists— including two University at Albany physics professors, Kevin Knuth and Matthew Szydagis— as they attempt to re-capture, in real time, evidence of UFOs and other space anomalies, using state-of-the-art, military-grade equipment and technology.
A Tear in the Sky
7 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2022
Page Hall, University at Albany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany 12203
Free and open to the public.
Kevin Knuth, Ph.D. is Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Albany (SUNY), as well as Editor-in-Chief of the physics journal, Entropy (MDPI). He is a former NASA research scientist having worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division designing artificial intelligence algorithms for astrophysical data analysis.
Matthew Szydagis, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Albany (SUNY), where he specializes in experimental particle astrophysics. He is the developer of important new tools in his field, including NEST (Noble Element Simulation Technique) software, and “snowball chamber” supercooled water technology
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