Keck Astronomy Lecture

Keck Astronomy Lecture

Dr. Ben Zuckerman
University of California at Los Angeles
Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems: Implications for the fate of technological civilizations

Keck 2
Looking into the optics of the Keck 2 telescope
Thursday, October 25, 2012
7:00 PM
Gates Performing Arts Center Auditorium
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
65-1692 Kohala Mtn. Rd., Waimea

This evening, Dr. Ben Zuckerman of UCLA, will take us on a journey describing Earth’s formation 4.6 billion years ago to its possible demise 4-5 billion years from now. Along the way, we will consider a few tumultuous eras suffered by Earth’s biosphere, including the present. Such eras, from origins to final resting places, can be explored by understanding astronomical studies of other planetary systems. These systems also provide clues for the long-term fate of our technological civilization and the likelihood, or lack thereof, of civilizations beyond our own.

Seating is limited to first come, first served.
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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