Wow Signal Movie Screening 1/4/18 in Charleston, WV

Join us as we present a free screening of the “Wow Signal” movie! On a late summer evening in 1977, Ohio radio astronomers discovered a strong, interstellar signal that is believed by many to be the best evidence of communication from an extraterrestrial civilization. Famously known as the ‘Wow! Signal’, its origins remain a mystery, and continue to intrigue. In today’s ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, there are those who think the Wow! Signal is the real thing, while others feel that actual evidence of intelligent life beyond our own is not within our grasp.

This new documentary film, “Wow Signal”, directed by Bob Dawson and written by Michael Shaw, provides the history and discussion about the signal as well as the continued search for extraterrestrial intelligence including much footage and interviews given from the Green Bank Observatory. The film is informative, entertaining, and moving. It discusses the funding issues faced by both the Big Ear telescope and now the Green Bank Observatory. We have the power to support the GBO to secure funding for it in many ways. Please join us for this special opportunity to preview the film and a panel discussion following the movie.

The film will be presented free of charge, followed by a panel Q&A session including:

  • Bob Dawson and Mike Shaw – Producers
  • Karen O’Neil – GBO Director
  • Mike Holstine – GBO Business Manager
  • Deana White, Daryl White, Ellie White and Josh White – GO! GBO founders

Where: WVSU Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St, Charleston, WV

When: Thursday, January 4. Movie at 7pm, panel Q&A immediately following the film

Raffle: Following the film showing there will be a raffle of a homemade, scientist doll and some excellent Green Bank Observatory “swag”.

Register for Tickets: Tickets are free. Please register for your tickets at the Events page on the Green Bank Observatory’s website linked here.

View the “Wow Signal” Movie trailer now here. A poster of the “Wow Signal” movie with the above information is attached.

For more details on this event, please visit the Green Bank Observatory’s website,, GO! Green Bank Observatory’s website,, or the “Wow Signal” movie website, You can also find out details on their Facebook pages.

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Price: $0.00

Start Time: 7:00 pm End Time: 10:00 pm

Date: 2018-01-04

Address: West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theater 123 Summers Street, Charleston, West Virginia, 25301, USA

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