A few interesting events tonight and tomorrow as a few events, as part of the 2010 World Science Festival takes place at Galapagos Art Space.
The Search for Life in the Universe, is an event that goes into the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Scientists on the hunt for distant planets and extraterrestrial intelligence will take us on their expeditions into faraway galaxies and barely visible realms. They’re going to have a number of very accomplished participants, including Jill Cornell Tarter, who was portrayed by Jodie Foster in the movie Contact, and Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Laureate. Full details, including ticket info, can be found at: worldsciencefestival.com/the-search-for-life-in-the-universe.
The Science of Star Trek, taking place on Friday evening, will discuss whether the seemingly science fiction elements of the show – time travel, humanoid aliens – could actually become reality. The original Star Trek and its numerous successors were far ahead of their time, but just how far? Will science eventually catch up to this series’ nearly five-decade-old creations? Full details available at: worldsciencefestival.com/the-science-of-star-trek.