Science on Tap Untapped at Home Netflix Party: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Science on Tap
Monday, April 20, 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 a live chat with experts.

Hey, we miss you, too! Break up your quaran-routine with this special Untapped series. During the month of April, Science on Tap will host 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

Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
In this epic tale an intrepid archaeologist tries to beat a band of Nazis to a unique religious relic that is central to their plans for world domination. Battling against a snake phobia and a vengeful ex-girlfriend, Indiana Jones is in constant peril, making hair’s-breadth escapes at every turn in this celebration of the innocent adventure movies of an earlier era.

Meet Our Expert: Katy Blanchard

Katy Blanchard is the Fowler/Van Santvoord Keeper of the Near Eastern Collections at the Penn Museum. She studied classical and Near Eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College before completing her master’s thesis on Mussolini's use of Augustan monuments for Fascist propaganda at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has worked as a field archaeologist for more than 20 years, digging at archaeological sites in Italy, Syria, and Israel. In 2015 she traveled with the Ark of the Covenant from Fort Worth to Edmonton as part of an Indiana Jones exhibit sponsored by Lucas Films. She was serenaded by a mariachi band at the border to Canada when the agents got excited about the contents of the truck. In spite of all this she has never dressed as Indiana Jones; however, she did dress as Willie Scott (from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) as part of an archaeology fashion show in college.