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Panel discussion, rebroadcast mark 75th anniversary of 'The War of the Worlds' panic

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Peyton Hall Auditorium

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.

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