We are very pleased to announce that our next public speaker is Professor Lewis Dartnell.
Date and time : Saturday 13th October 7:00 p.m.
Location : Casa De Cultura, Sala de Actos (first floor), Denia.
Professor Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London. He currently holds the professorship for Science communication at the University of Westminster. His research is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. He is part of the ESA mission team for the next mission to Mars to search for Life on the planet.
His talk will explore Astrobiology, which is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is ‘life’ and how did it emerge on our own world? What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate? And what would an alien actually look like – how realistic are the life-forms envisaged by science fiction novels and films over the years? He will also give us an insight into the next ESA Mars mission and his part in it.
Professor Dartnell is a very experienced presenter and has been on many TV and radio programs. He has performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Institution, the Natural History Museum, the Wellcome Collection and the National Space Centre. His latest book ‘The Knowledge’ is on the New York Times and Sunday Times best seller list.
We are looking forward to a very interesting talk. All are welcome, there is no entry fee.