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|
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.
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.
Claire SpeedieMuseum of Tropical QueenslandEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 07 4726 0626