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Astronomy Lecture - Search for Life Outside the Solar System

Is there life on other planets? How would they know? Join their virtual lecture to learn about life elsewhere in the Universe!

About this event

Title: Exoplanet Biosignatures: The Search for Life Outside the Solar System

Speaker: Prof. Edward Schwieterman (UCR Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Abstract: Are they alone or is the universe teeming with life? The search for life beyond the Solar System is one of the most compelling—and ambitious—efforts humanity has ever undertaken. Thousands of exoplanets, planets outside the Solar System, are currently known, and some of them may possess the right conditions for life. However, they will not be able to visit any of these worlds for the foreseeable future. How then will they be able to remotely determine the presence or absence of life over the immense gulf of interstellar space? Join Prof. Edward Schwieterman to learn about the science of exoplanet biosignatures, the future missions and observatories that may detect these biosignatures, and how studying the Earth today and in the deep geologic past will aid them in the search for life beyond the own planet.


This virtual lecture is free and recommended for the general public and students above 6th grade. The event URL can be found at the bottom of the EventBrite registration confirmation email.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9:30 - 10:30 pm