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Life in the Universe?

Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/Jessie Dotson and Wendy Stenzel

All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in Barrows Auditorium at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.


Wednesday, March 27

10:40 Chapel
              Rhiannon Blaauw, M.Sc.,
              (Physics and Astronomy)
              Edman Chapel

7:00 Searching for Signs of Life on Mars with the Curiosity Rover
           Roger Wiens, Ph.D.

8:00 Break for coffee and refreshments

8:15 Zooming in on Exoplanets
         Arend J. Poelarends, Ph.D.

9:15 Session Concludes

Thursday, March 28

7:00 How will NASA Detect Life on an Extrasolar Planet?
           Denise Stephens, Ph.D.

8:00 Break for coffee and refreshments

8:15 On the Implications of Discovering Life Elsewhere in the Universe
         (panel with
         Rev. Emily H. McGowin, Ph.D.
         Robert O’Connor, Ph.D.
         Arend J. Poelarends, Ph.D.
         Denise Stephens, Ph.D.
         Roger Wiens, Ph.D.)

9:30 Session Concludes