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Universe 2014: Public Science Event, August 3rd

Beyond Earth: Planets, Life, and Intelligence in the Cosmos

1:30-5:30 pm, August 3, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Regency Ballroom, Burlingame, CA
Free and Open to the Public
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Preliminary Speakers:

Dr. Geoff MarcyGeoff Marcy, U. C. Berkeley, World’s Foremost Planet Hunter




Dr. Chris McKayChris McKay, NASA Ames Research Center, Planetary Scientists and Astrobiologist




Dr. Jill TarterJill Tarter, SETI Institute, Bernard Oliver Chair




Andrew FraknoiAndrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, Moderator




To celebrate 125 years of astronomy, education, and public understanding of science, the ASP is hosting an afternoon learning and thinking about some of the most exciting questions in our exploration of the universe. What kinds of planets orbit other stars? Is there an Earth 2.0 out there, just like us? Could life exist in strange environments, quite different from our planet? Is there intelligent life beyond Earth? If so, how could we find them — or even have a conversation with them? Only in the last few decades have such questions moved from the realm of science fiction to the realm of scientific experiment. Come hear from some of the most articulate scientists in the Bay Area about where we stand with our quest to explore planets and life out there.

This event is free and open to the public, but a suggested donation of $10 per person will help cover our expenses. We encourage you to bring students 13 years or older and ask that you leave younger children at home. Seating is first come, first served, so we also encourage you to arrive early, just in case. Please RSVP so we know how many people are attending.

Paid parking is available in the hotel garage and via valet service. Parking is also available around the hotel property and in nearby lots.