Introduction to Astronomy July 2022
July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Life In The Solar System – Part 1
Guest Speaker – Jonathan Park
Could life exist elsewhere in the Solar System? Could it even get started anywhere else? People often wonder about the possibility of life on other worlds. Even if we eventually find only microbial life elsewhere in our Solar System, this will show life has arisen more than once around a single star in a galaxy of billions. Such a discovery would open the door for possibilities of life throughout the universe.
Tonight, in Part 1 of a two-part series, Jonathan will explore the potential for life elsewhere in our Solar System. We will ask the question “what is life?”, look at the building blocks of life, how life might get started, and Earth’s extremophiles – organisms which love extreme conditions. Next, we visit Saturn’s tiny icy moon Enceladus, to see what conditions are like there.