The Search for Other Earths: A Free Astronomy Event

Berkeley, CA

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You are cordially invited to:

The SEARCH for OTHER EARTHS:

An Evening Dialogue with the Leaders of NASA’s Kepler Mission (Searching for Planets around Other Stars)

A free program for science educators, science students, and the general public. (The Hall’s exhibits will not be open)

For driving directions, see: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location/driving_directions

Parking should not be any problem at that time of day.

With almost 3000 planet candidates discovered by the Kepler telescope since its launch in 2009, at no other time in history has the possibility of finding an Earth-like planet been so clearly within our reach. Learn the latest news about the groundbreaking hunt for exoplanets and its implications for the search for life elsewhere in the universe.

Speakers:

• GIBOR BASRI (Co-Investigator, NASA Kepler Mission; UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy)

• NATALIE BATALHA (Co-Investigator, NASA Kepler Mission; Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Jose State University)

• TORI HOEHLER, Research Scientist, Space Sciences & Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames

• ANDREW FRAKNOI, moderator (Chair of Astronomy Department at Foothill College)

Hosted by the Full Option Science System.

Questions? Contact jpenchos@berkeley.edu

"It’s an amazing moment in science. We haven’t found Earth 2.0 yet, but we can taste it, smell it, right there on our technological fingertips.” --Geoff Marcy, New York Times, April 18, 2013