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18:30 - 19:30 14 June 2011

Astrobiology: The hunt for alien life

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre (entrance via Malet Place) | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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, UCL Centre for Planetary Sciences

Astrobiology is a new field of science encompassing the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is 'life'? And what are the most extreme life forms we've now discovered on our home world? Join Lewis Dartnell on a tour of the other planets and moons in our solar system which may harbour life, and even further afield to alien worlds, we've discovered orbiting distant stars, to explore one of the greatest questions ever asked: "are we alone...?"

Dr Lewis Dartnell is a researcher based at UCL studying how life and signs of its existence might survive the intense cosmic radiation on the surface of Mars. He is a science contributor for newspapers and magazines and author of the popular science book introducing astrobiology. 'Life in the Universe: A Beginner's Guide".

A UCL Grant Museum event.


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Jack Ashby
+44 (0)20 3108 2052 | zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk


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