Search for Life’s Second Genesis – July 14

With the recent discovery of habitable environments beyond Earth — including the subsurface oceans of icy moons in the outer Solar System — the existence of extraterrestrial life appears now both possible and realistic. Planetary scientist Alphonso Davila will describe NASA's search for evidence of a second, Earth-independent origin of life: a genuine "second genesis."
Dr. Alphonso Davila is a research scientist at the SETI Institute and in the Exobiology Branch at NASA Ames Research Center.

Dr. Alphonso Davila

WHAT: The Search for Life's Second Genesis: Motive, Means, & Opportunity
WHO: Dr. Alphonso Davila
WHERE: Cushing "Mountain" Amphitheater, Pan Toll Road at Ridgecrest Blvd, Mt. Tamalpais State Park
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WHEN: 2018-07-14 — 8:00pm, Saturday, July 14, 2018
HOW: Mt. Tamalpais State Park closes at sunset; on July 14th, that's ~ 8:30pm. Thereafter, vehicles will not be admitted. Please note these new rules:
  •    Vehicles can exit the Park until 10:30pm; after that, remaining vehicles may be cited.
  •    After sunset, vehicles lacking a dashboard Astro Program parking pass may be cited.
  •    Print a FREE Astro Program parking pass at this Eventbrite website.
This event is presented, admission-free, by Wonderfest, the Friends of Mt. Tam, the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, and Mt. Tamalpais State Park. Optional sky tour and telescope viewing will follow.
Bring a flashlight and — even though mountaintop weather (above the fog) is often warmer than down at sea level — wear warm clothes in layers. If rain or wildfire threatens, call 415-455-5370 after 4pm on event day.