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Professor John C. Brown

10th Astronomer Royal for Scotland

SATURDAY MARCH 9th, 2013 - Edinburgh

http://www.johncbrown.org/LifeintheUniverse.html

poster

 

'LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE'

A day of FREE talks & discussion by eminent experts, for the general public (ages 8 and up).
Unticketed, but space limited. Come early to avoid disappointment.


 


PLACE & TIME:

Edinburgh University (EUSA) Debating Hall Bristo Sq. EH8 9AJ (map)

Saturday March 9 2013, 9.30-17.00

 

AND, in the same venue that evening
20.00 - 24.00: THE OUT OF THIS WORLD CEILIDH (Tickets: Age 18 and over £12.50; 10-18yrs £7; under 10 free)

 

Life in the Universe Poster for printing

   

PROGRAMME: 9.30-17.00 [Programme for printing]

Talks start at 10 am but early arrivals get a chance of some sunspot observing  and meteorite viewing


Talks
10.00 Introduction - Prof. J.C. Brown FRSE (Astronomer Royal for Scotland)
10.20 Exo-planets & Potential Life SignaturesProf. D. W. Kurtz (UCLan)
11.00 Break
11.15 Where is Life Most Diverse, and Why?Prof. J.R. Downie (Glasgow)
11.45 Cosmo-chemistry and Life - Dr H.J. Fraser (OU)
12.15 Lunch + Meteorite viewing  - Mr. J. Shepherd
14.15 Cosmic Environments - Dr. C. J. Lintott  (Oxford & BBC Sky at Night)
14.55 Life in Extreme Environments - Prof. C.S. Cockell (UK Ctr for Astrobiology)
15.30 Big Bang, Entropy & Life - Prof. Sir Roger J. Penrose FRS, OM (Oxford)
16.30 Panel & Audience Q&A Session
~ 17.00 Close


AND, in the same venue that evening

20.00 - 24.00: THE OUT OF THIS WORLD CEILIDH (Tickets: Age 18 and over £12.50; 10-18yrs £7; under 10 free)
Socialise with the speakers, attendees and the general ceilidh crowd – and dance to Scotland’s renowned ceilidh band The Occasionals. Weather permitting, let balcony stargazing take your breath away between dances.

For more details and to purchase ceilidh tickets: http://www.eventelephant.com/OutOfThisWorldCeilidh

[Programme for printing]

ORGANISERS:  J.C. Brown, C.S. Cockell, C. Gleed, L.S. McCalman.
SPONSORS: IoP (Scotland); RSE (Cormack Bequest); UK Centre for Astrobiology, Edinburgh
POSTER ARTWORK – D.B. McCalman

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