A neighborhood favorite, this month’s exploring space lecture is titled “Searching for Life in our Solar System” by presenter Chris McKay of the NASA Ames Research Center. The event will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the Air and Space Museum in Southwest DC.
Request FREE tickets at http://airandspace.si.edu/events/tickets/.
The schedule of events is as follows:
7:30 p.m. – Meet the lecturer
8 p.m. – Lecture
9 p.m. – Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting
Where might we find life in the solar system? Intriguing possibilities include the watery plumes of Enceladus, the subsurface of Mars that might hold the remains of past life, and the methane seas of Titan that might have life different from any we know. In this lecture, Chris McKay, planetary scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, will discuss the ongoing search for life within our solar system.
The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.