Every week, more and more news stories appear about the possibility of discovering extra-terrestrial life beyond the Earth. Scientists around the world are focusing (primarily) on the planet Mars, the clouds of Venus and a handful of the moons orbiting the Jovian planets as possible homes for life.
As part of its 23rd Annual International Mars Society Convention (to be held virtually this year), the Mars Society has organized a special panel discussion on the search for life in our solar system, set for Friday, October 16th (7:30-8:30 pm PST).
Participants will include:
- Dr. Chris McKay, Senior Research Scientist, Ames Research Center, NASA
- Dr. Carol Stoker, Senior Planetary Scientist, Ames Research Center, NASA
- Dr. Reut Abramovich, Research Scientist, Dead Sea & Arava Research Center, and Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, D-MARS (Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station) in Israel.
- Nicole Willett (Moderator), Science Educator, Vice Chair, Marspedia, and Member, Steering Committee, The Mars Society
Those interested in submitting questions for the panel discussion can email [email protected]
This year’s virtual Mars Society conference will be free of charge (although donations are welcome). For full details, including how to register online, please click here. The convention’s full program itinerary is available on the Mars Society web site.