Are We Alone? Online FREE LIVE Space Q&A

Are we alone in the Universe? How do we discover life on other planets and can science here on our own planet help us understand what life out there may look like? 

The National Space Centre is hosting a week of free online workshops, talks and craft ideas, culminating in an online LIVE Q&A with the country’s leading expert on Astrobiology on their main Facebook page. 

Professor Charles Cockell studies life in extreme environments, the habitability of extra-terrestrial environments, and space biology. Effectively he is a professional alien hunter.

He currently sits on the science advisory committee of NASA’s Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES). He was Principal Investigator of BioRock, an ESA experiment that flew to the International Space Station in 2019 and demonstrated for the first time mining of elements in space using microbes. He is also the Chair of the Earth and Space Foundation, a small foundation he founded in 1994 that gives out grants to field research that links environmentalism and space exploration and has funded over 60 projects since it was established.

What would you like to know about the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe?

Missed a Live Space Q&A? You can watch them all again here, including our special Q&A with Tim Peake.

How do I ask a question?
Ask your questions in advance on the National Space Centre’s Facebook event page, or live on the night.

How to watch the LIVE session?
Join Charles and the National Space Centre team at 19:00 on their main Facebook page on 13 November 2020. The session will go live at this time, or just after.

Can I watch the session at a later date?
Yes, the session will remain on their Facebook page after the event for you to watch at any time.

Who is this session suitable for?
Anybody and everybody with an interest in the past, present and future of space exploration. The National Space Centre is an educational charity and last year they hosted over 80,000 school visits, so everything they do is created to inspire and educate.

Is there a cost to watch the session?
No, please do not follow third party links that ask for information or money to participate. This is a FREE session.

Website | Facebook event page 


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