Every year, the second Tuesday of the month of February is officially Extraterrestrial Culture Day.
Well, in Roswell, New Mexico, at least, thanks to a bill put forward by Dan Foley and passed in 2003.
Here in the SGS College LRC, we think that Extraterrestrial Day is worth celebrating too – even if we are nearly five thousand miles from the day’s home of Roswell!
Whether you believe in the existence of aliens or not, no one can deny the impact that the idea of creatures from other worlds has had upon books, television, film, and even science and philosophy. Even if extraterrestrials of the kind seen on the silver screen only exist in our imaginations, there is no denying that the culture surrounding them is profound, and certainly worth celebrating.
Here at the Filton site of SGS College LRC, we are celebrating Extraterrestrial Culture Day in the way we have deemed most fit – with a book display, and a student competition! A competition with PRIZES!
If you are a learner at SGS College, come on up to the Filton LRC to fill in one of our Alien Identification Sheets with the Names, Species’, and Franchises of the E.T. mugshots on our display board. Then, go and hand this top secret document over to one of our Dedicate UFOlogy Experts (who are undercover as Library staff. Naturally.) at the Alien Identification HQ (geniusly disguised as the LRC Helpdesk…) to be in for a chance of winning our out of this world prize!
Do you have a favourite extraterrestrial? Let us know in the comments, or send us a tweet @SGSCollegeLRC !
Here are ours:
Paul – The Doctor (particularly Tom Baker’s!), from Doctor Who
Ryan – the Xenomorph from Alien
Amber – Boof, from Home
Kelly – the aliens from Toy Story
Dani – Sybok, the hippie Vulcan from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Lyn – Terrians, from Earth 2
Tell us yours!
The Truth Is Out There…
*X-Files theme music intensifies*