The last decade has seen a revolution in astrobiology — the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. Results returned by Solar System planetary missions, the Kepler mission, and multi-disciplinary research in terrestrial extreme environments have resulted in a new inclusive vision of habitability in the universe. In her presentation, Dr. Cabrol will discuss this scientific revolution. She will present the latest updates from current missions, the existing plans for new ones, and where we stand in our quest to comprehend habitability and to find life beyond Earth.
Our speaker, SETI Institute astrobiolgist Nathalie Cabrol, is presented by: Wonderfest, the Mt. Tam Astronomy Program, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, The Friends of Mt. Tam, and the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers.