Category: Astrobiology and Life Sciences
Event Format: Lecture
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Location: Discovery Building 330 North Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715, US
The search for life in space involves scientists of all stripes—biologists, physicists, astronomers, chemists…and geologists? NASA-funded UW–Madison geoscientists use Earth’s rock and fossil record to shape the search for life in our solar system and beyond. At this DIY event, you’ll explore the creative ways these researchers are trying to answer the age-old question: Are we alone?
Hands-on laboratory experiences are not just for kids! Each month, a different activity encourages adult (18+) audiences to put on lab coats, goggles and gloves and get a firsthand sense of cutting-edge research.
Usually held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday evenings, these do-it-yourself labs feature different topics ranging from epigenetics to microfluidics to nanotechnology to rapid prototyping and beyond.