Are We Alone in the Cosmos? — Oct 27

Are We Alone in the Cosmos?When science fiction portrays the galaxy as an arena of interstellar commerce and, occasionally, of star wars, could it be accurate? We now know that billions of hospitable, Earth-like planets are sprinkled throughout our Milky Way Galaxy. Yet billions of short-term searches for ET have turned up nothing. Where is everybody?!  Premier planet hunter Geoff Marcy and expert alien detective Dan Werthimer will debate this most fascinating of scientific questions: Are We Alone in the Cosmos?

After the debate, Paul Salazar, the Urban Astronomer, will be present a brief laser-guided tour of the night sky.

WHAT:  Are We Alone in the Cosmos? science debate
WHO:  Geoff Marcy, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley, and Dan Werthimer, SETI@home Chief Scientist, UC Berkeley
WHEN:  7:30pm, Monday, October 27, 2014
WHERE:  Thurgood Marshall Auditorium, 45 Conkling Street, San Francisco, CA 94124 <>
HOW: Presented as part of the Bay Area Science Festival.
Because we’re curious creatures.
ADMISSION: FREE! But please register with Eventbrite, below.

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Image: “Invasion of the Saucer Men” movie poster, 1957