Exoplanet Colonization: Down-to-Earth Planning 7/10

From: Patrick R
Sent on: Monday, July 8, 2013 8:49 AM

This free event looks really cool, but I will be out of town that evening and can't make it.  Let me know if you're interested in hosting it for our group.  I haven't been to any events by Bay Area Skeptics, so I don't much about them or the quality of their talks.

http://www.bayareascience.org/calendar/index.php?eID=10417

Come join the Bay Area Skeptics in planning an interstellar colonizing project! Barring planetary catastrophes and continued global degradation, Earth will support us for the next 500 million years. By then, to avoid extinction, we had better have robust colonies scattered around the galaxy. Learn about proposed strategies to reach other star systems: which proposals might work, and which certainly won't. Share your ideas in this audience-participation SkeptTalk.

WHO: David Almandsmith is an NCSE (National Center for Science Education) staffer, former math and science teacher, and Cal graduate in Biology with a minor in Physics. He analyzed published strategies for reaching the stars and added one of his own. Using his science and math background, he collaborated on novel, Trillium Project, about our reach to the stars.

 

Patrick

 

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