Out There – Feb 21

NASA's recent Kepler Mission gave us good reason to believe that the Milky Way Galaxy is home to billions of habitable worlds. Of course, "habitable" does not mean inhabited, far less intelligent. In this Wonderfest presentation, science writer Michael Wall will discuss the big questions that permeate humankind's search for extraterrestrial intelligence: What are we looking for? How are we looking? How would the world respond to confirmed contact? Dr. Wall will also discuss the long view of human space travel — our effort to get out there, in the flesh.

Michael Wall, PhD, is Senior Writer for Space.com. His recent book is "Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)."


Dr. Michael Wall

WHAT: Out There: Alien Life & Space Exploration
WHO: Dr. Michael Wall, Science writer and Evolutionary Biologist
WHERE: BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127 [https://www.bookshopwestportal.com]
WHEN: 2019-02-21 — 7:00pm, Thur, Feb 21
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-02-21 19:00 2019-02-21 20:30 Wonderfest, Out There: Alien Life & Space Exploration Speaker: Dr. Michael Wall, Science writer and Evolutionary Biologist
Description:

NASA's recent Kepler Mission gave us good reason to believe that the Milky Way Galaxy is home to billions of habitable worlds. Of course, "habitable" does not mean inhabited, far less intelligent. In this Wonderfest presentation, science writer Michael Wall will discuss the big questions that permeate humankind's search for extraterrestrial intelligence: What are we looking for? How are we looking? How would the world respond to confirmed contact? Dr. Wall will also discuss the long view of human space travel — our effort to get out there, in the flesh.

Michael Wall, PhD, is Senior Writer for Space.com. His recent book is "Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)."

Location: BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127
HOW:

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