April 18, 2013

Episode 97

Last weeExclamation_mark_redk’s episode is on the way. I’ve just been flat out busy and haven’t had a chance to put it up. And I probably won’t get that chance until the weekend, so you’ll just have to hold on a little longer!

Life Beyond Earth Panel

On Friday 19th, Lucas and I will be at Federation Square in Melbourne to see a panel discussing the search for extra-terrestrial life. It looks to be a jam-packed, exciting event with video interviews from internationally renowned scientists and an eminent panel of experts.  If you can, you should definitely come!

Presenters will be:

  • Dr Alan Duffy, Melbourne University astrophysicist
  • Dr Katie Mack, Melbourne University cosmologist
  • Dr Rosemary Mardling, Monash University astronomer
  • Dr Christopher Fluke, Swinburne University astrophysicist

With video interviews from:

  • Mr Allen Sirota, robotics supervisor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Dr Mario Perez, NASA astrophysicist and planet hunter in Washington
  • Professor Mark Sims, former mission manager of the European Space Agency’s Mars probe, the Beagle, and now astrobiology professor at UK’s Leicester University
  • Dr David Patterson, CSIRO astrophysicist and citizen scientist with Planet Hunters

When: Friday 19 April from 6.30-8.00pm

Where: The Edge in Federation Square

Cost: $30 public, $20 for The Age subscribers. Click here to book tickets.