Kepler Mission Planet Discoveries
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
Speaker: Dr. Natalie Batalha
Topic: Kepler Mission Planet Discoveries
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Location: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Scientists involved with the search for planets around other stars are gathering at NASA Ames Dec. 5 - 9 for a technical conference devoted to the Kepler spacecraft discoveries.
Tuesday evening, Dec. 6th, there will be a public event from 7 to 10 pm at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. The evening is free, but you must reserve tickets at the Eventbrite web site: http://keplerpublictalk.eventbrite.com/(where you can find more information and directions.)
Participants include Dr. Natalie Batalha, a superb public speaker, who has a real knack for explaining scientific discoveries in everyday language.
Peninsula Astronomical Society Meeting
Los Altos Hills, CA
Speaker: Dr. Frank Drake
Topic: The Status of SETI in 2011
Date & Time: Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:45 p.m.
Location: Room 5015, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
Dr. Frank Drake, the scientist who pioneered the search for intelligent life in the universe, will give a rare public lecture to a meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society. The talk is free and open to the public, but parking on campus costs $2.00. Parking Lot 5 is closest to the lecture hall.
Dr. Drake will discuss the past, present, and future of the search for signs of intelligence among the stars, including the newer technique called 'Optical SETI'.
For directions and a campus, see:
State - Erie
by a faculty member or visitor are followed by astronomical observing,
weather permitting. Most of the talks are about astronomy, although
sometimes there is another science topic. Access
the Full Schedule.
Schedule is at
http://www.pserie.psu.edu/science/Seminars.htm under "Open
House Nights In Astronomy."
Observatory Public Evening Series
night public astronomy lectures
Location: Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona - Tucson
more information on the lectures go to their website -
Steward Observatory Public Evening Series.