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Earth 2.0: Are We Moving to Mars?

Booked out. Stephen Hawking recently declared that humans need a new planetary home within the next 100 years or face perishing as a race. Is Mars a likely candidate? Join our panel of astrophysicists as they separate science-fact from science-fiction to determine if we are on the verge of colonising space.

When: Sunday, August 13 2017. 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Museum of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD, 4810
Topic: Space and astronomy
Cost: Free
Bookings: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/program/events/earth-2-0-moving-mars/
Other: Wheelchair access

BOOKED OUT
Stephen Hawking recently declared that humans need a new planetary home within the next 100 years or face perishing as a race.

While colonising distant planets is thousands of years off, scientists, governments and entrepreneurs all have realistic and shorter-term plans for Mars as Earth’s most likely, new ‘satellite city’. But how will it all work – who, when, how – and will the planets be ready for the destructive planetary force that is humanity?

Our expert panel separates science-fact from science-fiction to determine if we really are on the verge of becoming space invaders.

Panellists
Dr Graham Phillips – moderator – accomplished science communicator, presenter on the ABC’s Catalyst TV series, PhD in Astrophysics

Dr Charley Lineweaver – panellist – astrophysicist at the Australian National University, studies astrobiology

Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer – panellist – research fellow at the University of New South Wales, studies the habitability of the planets of our solar system and beyond.

This FREE ticketed World Science Festival Brisbane Townsville event is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, Energy Queensland, Inspiring Australia and James Cook University.

Contact details:

Claire Speedie
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Email: claire.speedie@qm.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 4726 0626

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