Mar 30, 2021

Art Center Cinema: 'Radium Girls' to open for Martha Tasker

Posted Mar 30, 2021 12:02 PM
'Radium Girls'  poster art courtesy Art Center Cinema
'Radium Girls'  poster art courtesy Art Center Cinema

The next Science on Screen program at the Art Center Cinema is scheduled to include a free screening of Radium Girls followed by a presentation about the Schilling Groundwater Contamination Project.

Radium Girls is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Art Center Cinema, 150 S. Santa Fe Avenue.

Following the film, stay for Science on Screen and guest speaker Martha Tasker, director of the City of Salina's Utilities Department. Tasker was the project manager for the former Schilling Air Force Base Groundwater Contamination Project. After the film, she will discuss the background of the former Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, the contamination found in the soil, surface water, groundwater, and bedrock there, and how she worked to resolve the contamination issue, according to information from the Art Center Cinema.

Science on Screen is a nationwide initiative to promote scientific literacy through entertainment, inspiring audiences an increased appreciation for STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Science on Screen films are free in the cinema.  

All Science on Screen discussions are in person or available to participate through Zoom from the safety of your home!  Registration is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the conversation even if they haven’t seen the suggested films. Visit the Salina Art Center website at to register for the Zoom discussions.

Save the date for the next Science on Screen showings, April 28 and May 26. 

Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.