Are We Alone Lecture Series
Are We Alone Lecture Series 2020
Timothy Lyons, distinguished professor of biogeochemistry in UCR's Department of Earth Sciences and director of the Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, and his colleagues will discuss the search for alien life in the context of three different planets in our own solar system. Plus you'll learn more about the spacecraft that have explored where nothing from Earth had flown before.
6pm, Jan. 21 - HOW TO FIND EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE LIKE US
Dr. Edward Schwieterman will describe research that is narrowing down the Habitable Zone for Complex Life and give the latest on the search for technosignatures.
6pm, Feb. 25 - CHASING LIFE'S FAR-FLUNG RAW MATERIALS
Dr. Scott Sandford will share stories from his meteorite-hunting expeditions in Antarctica, asteroid sample return missions, and astronomical and laboratory techniques used to identify molecules in space.
6pm, March 24 - TAKING A NEW LOOK AT THE MOON
Dr. Maryjo Brounce will describe her experiences thawing moon materials to do scientific analyses that no one from the Apollo era imagined possible. She will also outline NASA’s plan to put the first woman on the moon by 2024.
6pm, Apr. 21 - PROTECTING THE PLANET FROM IMPACTS
Dr. Kelly Fast will feature the George E. Brown, Jr. Near-Earth Object Survey Act, whose namesake was a leading advocate for science policy as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Riverside region for more than 35 years. Help us celebrate George Brown’s legacy while exploring NASA’s work to identify and catalog near-Earth objects.