Science on Tap Untapped at Home Netflix Party: “The Core”

Science on Tap
Monday, May 25, 2020
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)
United States

For this special Untapped series Science on Tap will host a weekly movie screening via Netflix Party, featuring live chat with experts.

Hey, we miss you, too! Break up your quaran-routine with this special Untapped series. Science on Tap is hosting a weekly movie screening with Netflix Party. Guests can talk to our Science on Tap experts through the chat function, asking questions in real time and learning more about the myths and misrepresentations in some of our favorite movies.

Invite your housemates, and join us for this social-distancing Science on Tap. If you have a Netflix account and a home computer, you can join our party! This is a free event, but preregistration is required as Netflix Party limits the number of guests for each session.

How to Access Netflix Party

All preregistered guests will be sent the link to the event’s Netflix Party prior to the event start time. Make sure to download the Netflix Party extension for Google Chrome. You can learn more about Netflix Party and how to set it up on your computer at

Featured Movie

The Core (PG-13)
Geophysicist Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth’s inner core to stop rotating. With the planet’s magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Keyes, along with a team of the world’s most gifted scientists, travels into the earth’s core. Their mission: detonate a device that will reactivate the core.

Meet Our Expert: Jeffrey Womack

A historian of technology and medicine, Jeffrey C. Womack studies why people succeed—or fail—to make sense of new devices and abstract ideas. He co-curated the Mütter Museum’s exhibition Going Viral: Infection through the Ages and currently teaches at Penn State Brandywine. His publications include the Vulcan article “Nuclear Weapons, Dystopian Deserts, and Science Fiction Cinema” and the digital exhibition Healing Energy: Radium in America for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Womack’s book, Radiation Evangelists: Technology, Therapy, and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century, is now available from the University of Pittsburgh Press.