Life in the Universe
A Public Lecture by Jason Kendall
A presentation of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:00 PM. Free
New York Public Library, Inwood Branch, 4790 Broadway, Manhattan
Please note, the room is small and seating is limited. Arrive early to guarantee a seat.
We live in an amazing time where we are just beginning to explore our Solar System, hunting for signs of past life on other worlds. We'll look at Curiosity, currently roving Mars, and looking for signs of past habitable places. Join Jason Kendall, adjunct faculty of Physics and Astronomy at William Paterson University, on a trip to Jupiter, and the possibility for life under the ice of this enormous moon. We'll go to Saturn, and investigate two of its moons, Enceladus and Titan, both of which dare us to imagine life on their surfaces. We'll also look at the Kepler Mission, the spacecraft that found 2700 planets around other stars. Is there life out there? We don't know. But we now have the ability to leave behind science fiction and learn science fact.
Featured at this event will be live music by Inwood local Donna Stearns.
Special thanks to the New York Public Library.
The New York Public Library, Inwood Branch is located at 4790 Broadway [near Dyckman St.], New York, NY 10034-4916. The lectures will be given in the downstairs auditorium. The library's phone number is[masked]-2445. To get there by train, take the "A" train to the Dyckman/200th Street stop. It is one block from the subway. You can also come by the "1" train, but the walk from the Dyckman Street stop over to Broadway is about 6 blocks.