Panel discussion, rebroadcast mark 75th anniversary of 'The War of the Worlds' panic
Posted October 29, 2013; 03:38 p.m.
Princeton University will mark the 75th anniversary of the 1938 radio dramatization of H.G. Welles' novel "The War of the Worlds" with "Are the Martians Coming? Are Earthlings Going?" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Peyton Hall Auditorium. The event includes a panel discussion with Princeton professors about extraterrestrial life and the prospects for exploring Mars, followed by a live listening of the notorious radio show that reportedly sparked mass public panic. Michael Littman, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will recreate the broadcast by transmitting an actual radio signal to a vintage radio.