BBC Sky at Night
Fox Lane Books is delighted to be partnering with BBC's Sky at Night magazine for their programme of virtual lectures, with fascinating speakers, that will take place online and be available to view globally.
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This 7 July is the 75th anniversary of events behind the Roswell incident, what has been called “the world’s most famous and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim”. To mark the date we’ll be hearing about the branch of astronomy that is putting the search for extraterrestrial life on a firm scientific footing, astrobiology. We’ll explore where life might exist beyond Earth, touring the planets and moons in our own Solar System and orbiting distant stars where conditions may be right. And we’ll look at the technology that allows today’s scientists to delve even deeper into one of the greatest questions ever asked: are we alone?
• How do we define ‘life’, and how did it emerge on Earth?
• What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate?
• Where are we focusing our search in the Solar System for extra-terrestrial life?
• SETI, its current research and why the search is still ongoing.
• UFOs: are they worth scientific investigation?
About the speaker
Prof. Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiologist at the University of Westminster, where his studies focus on how life, and signs of its existence, might survive the intense cosmic radiation on the surface of Mars. Alongside his research he writes regular science articles in newspapers and magazines, including a monthly column for BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
He has appeared in TV shows such as Horizon, BBC Stargazing Live, and Wonders of the Universe; and has published four popular science books, including Life in the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide, My Tourists Guide to the Solar System, and The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch, a Sunday Times Book of the Year.