Spotlight: The Setting of Other Suns

10/19/10
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Planet-hunter Debra Fischer explains that the secret to finding Earth-like environments beyond our solar system might require rethinking “Earth-like.” Tiny planets with tight orbits around dwarf stars may very well sustain rich life if their orbits fall within a “habitable zone.”

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Date: Saturday June 5, 2010
Time: 05:00 PM-06:30 PM
Venue: Rubin Museum of Art
Moderator: Faith Salie
Participants: Debra Fischer, Mark Moffett, Mario Livio, Jamshed Bharucha

Strip away the trimmings of a traditional science presentation, add cocktails, and you have the WSF Spotlight. An intimate, cabaret-style setting provides an unobstructed glimpse into the minds of some of the world's most inspired thinkers. It's a science happy hour featuring cutting edge science and one-of-a-kind talks that promise to entertain, engage and enlighten. Participants include astrophysicist Mario Livio and cognitive neuroscientist Jamshed Bharucha, with Faith Salie moderating....[Read more]

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