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Monthy Meeting May – Cosmobiology: Recent Progress in Cosmology, Exoplanets, and the Prerequisites for Life in the Universe
May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In this talk, astrobiologist Dr Charles Lineweaver discusses the history of life on Earth and what we can deduce from our understanding of the universe about the existence and history of life elsewhere. He recounts the ongoing discovery of large numbers of exoplanets — planets orbiting other stars — and what we can learn from the varieties of planets that are being found. He challenges us to think about what parts in the development of intelligent life on Earth would necessarily happen elsewhere and what parts might be unique to our planet.
The venue will be the Auckland Stardone Obersvatory
This is a rebroadcast of one of the recent Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures.