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Eye-Opening Science: Conversation and Controversy
Cosmic Evolution: A Scientific Creation Myth Like No Other
Moderated by Jill Tarter
Bernard Oliver Chair for SETI Research & Academy Fellow
Featuring David Morrison, Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute and Academy Fellow
Eugenie Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education and Academy Fellow
Saturday, October 12th 9:00am to 10:30am in the Boardroom
NASA scientists from the SETI institute will be discussing their latest research with Academy Fellows & Scientists and would like to invite you to join them for a small gathering in an intimate Saturday morning setting. Come join them in the conversation while enjoying pastries, coffee and tea. The topic of conversation? Extraterrestrial Life! Current estimates indicate that there are 100 Billion or more Earth sized planets in the Universe. A relatively high percentage of them exist in what is referred to as the habitable zone around their star or stars. Yes, scientists have even discovered Earth sized planets around binary systems. Is it just a matter of time before we find Extraterrestrial Life? Come ask NASA scientists & Academy Fellows what they think. Our current standard model of cosmology is, in fact, just the latest in a long line of “creation myths.” Why does it matter that this one is told by scientists? How can we encourage the general public to adopt suggested solutions for current/pending environmental challenges, when they appear to be losing confidence in science and scientists? Welcome by Dr. Terry Gosliner.
Reservations: Individual event tickets: Members $25, Adults $35, Seniors $25, or Eye-Opening Science three event series tickets for Sept 28, Oct 12 & Oct 26: Members $70, Adults $90, Seniors $70. Reserve your Member or Non-Member ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831 Your ticket does not include museum admission. This Saturday morning conversation series is part of a larger Academy festival called Brilliant!Science: Extraterrestrial Life.