Tonights talk is by Prof James Hough and is entitled ‘Are we alone? Is there life elsewhere?’
Heightened interest has arisen from the discovery of many exoplanets (planets around other stars) and that life can exist in more extreme conditions than originally thought. Although Mars has remained a major target it is the moons of solar system planets that might be the best candidates for discovering life beyond the Earth. The probability of intelligent life existing elsewhere depends on many assumptions and can vary from extremely small to extremely high.
There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update by Gordon Ewen.
Members £2, non members £3.