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Astronomy on Tap Leiden: Life on Mars!
February 27 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CETFree
Our next event will take place on Monday 27 February at Grandcafé de Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden) at 20:00 CET!
Join us for a night of astronomy with two fantastic talks from Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway and Rickbir Bahia who will tell us about how to survive on Mars and the search for life on Mars. As always, there will be fun games where you could win cool science prizes! This month’s special prize is a copy of Jasmina’s book: “How to survive on Mars”
Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway: “How to survive on Mars”
Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway is an astrophysicist and educationalist, working at the Eindhoven University of Technology and holding an adjunct position at Monash University (Australia). Her work ranges from exploding stars and molecular clouds to planetary habitability and science education. She is a passionate science communicator interested in using astronomy and space exploration to address global challenges. In this talk, she will take you on a journey through Mars and share insights into how attempting to live on Mars could make you look after Earth better.
Rickbir Bahia: “Preparing to Search for Life on Mars”
Rickbir Bahia is a European Space Agency Research Fellow who specialises in the analysis of planetary surfaces in our solar system. His research covers a wide range of topics, from studying rivers on Mars, Earth, and Titan, to analysing avalanches on the Moon. As a member of the ExoMars Rover Team, he is involved in the search for signs of past or present life on Mars. In this talk, he will delve into the possibility of life on Mars and the ways in which the ExoMars Rover plans to find evidence of it.
Logistical information: We start at 20:00 sharp, so please arrive earlier to enter the bar, save a seat, and grab a drink. We are not planning to stream the event live, but will be uploading a recording of the talks on our YouTube channel after the event.
Join us for an evening of astronomy and fun games where you could win cool science prizes!
For more information check out http://astronomyontap.nl/