FREE Public Talk
Where has our Curiosity Taken Us?
CCIS 1-430 University of Alberta
Saturday, May 3, 2014 3:00-4:30pm
Humans have been curious about the Universe since we were capable of looking up. But we’ve only been able to travel to and explore other worlds for a few decades. In that time we’ve learned a lot, but there’s so much left to discover… which is why we send rovers to Mars. These mobile labs are extensions of our eyes and hands, testing the Red Planet’s surface to see what it’s like and what it once was… and whether it could have ever supported life. In this talk, you’ll find out just where our Curiosity has taken us.
Phil Plait, also known as The Bad Astronomer, is an American astronomer, skeptic, writer and popular science blogger. Plait has worked as part of the Hubble Space Telescope team, taking images and spectra of astronomical objects, as well as engaging in public outreach advocacy for NASA missions. He has written two books, Bad Astronomy and Death from the Skies. He has also appeared in several science documentaries, including Phil Plait’s Bad Universe on the Discovery Channel.