NRC Space Science Week 2014
March 3-5, 2014
Please join us for a public presentation
Photo credit: Justin Knight
Exoplanets and the Real Search for Alien Life
by Sara Seager
Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT.
Tuesday, March 4th @ 6:30pm
National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington DC
Join us by Web Ex
Astronomers have discovered over one thousand planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, with thousands more expected. Join Sara Seager of MIT as she explores the incredible diversity of these exoplanets and how further study could yield potential signs of life beyond Earth. This talk is open to the public and accessible to explorers of all ages.
Please note: If there is inclement weather, this event will take place as scheduled.
Join the standing committees of the Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC, March 3-5, 2014 as they convene to discuss issues and advances in their fields:
Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA)
Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS)
Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science (CAPS)
Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP)
The standing committees will meet together and separately in public sessions.
For more information, please visit www.nationalacademies.org/spacescienceweek.
Limited parking is available for participants in the visitors parking area of the NAS building. Parking is provided on a first-come basis, and overflow is directed to public parking garages. Street parking is also available.The public parking facilities closest to the NAS Building are Colonial Parking (20th Street, NW, between E and F Streets) and Columbia Plaza (23rd and Virginia Avenue, NW). Please view the directions link for more information.