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What's left to explore in our solar system?

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February
272012

18:30 - 20:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Café Scientifique with Dr Zita Martins

The night sky is filled with countless unexplored places, but as we send probes and missions into space, what are we looking for? What is left to discover within our current technological reach? Dr Zita Martins, a space scientist hunting for signs of organic matter in space, will guide us through the unexplored regions of our solar system, answering these, and many more, questions along the way.

Dr Zita Martins is a University Research Fellow based at Imperial College London. Dr Martins work looks to analyse organic molecules in meteorites to try and identify signatures of life, past and present, throughout our solar system.

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Free and open for all to attend, join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

This event is free to attend, doors open at 5.45pm and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase from 5.45pm until 7.30pm.

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the year, the next Seeing double? is in March.

 

What's left to explore in our solar system? Dr Zita Martins, a space scientist hunting for signs of organic matter in space, will guide us through the unexplored regions of our solar system. The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK