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Tuesday and Thursday at
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Current start time is 8:30 pm.

Costs to the public are:
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Denver Observer

General Meeting – January 2019

When:
January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2019-01-18T19:30:00-07:00
2019-01-18T21:30:00-07:00
Where:
DU's Olin Hall
2190 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80210
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsey Shaw

Graham Lau, PhD, Astrobiologist, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

This month’s meeting will begin with a short business meeting and a call for 2019-2010 Executive Board Nominations including President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, plus 8 Trustees.

Presentation:

THE CRAZIEST CREATURES ON EARTH:
What the world’s wackiest organisms can tell us about life in the cosmos

Graham Lau, Research Scientist at Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

Life on Earth has done some pretty bizarre things. From organisms who live in the most extreme environments our planet has to offer to those who really just seem weird, living things on Earth might have a lot to tell us about what to expect if we ever discover that we’re not alone in the cosmos. In this talk, Dr. Lau will lead the audience in a consideration of the weirdness of hummingbirds, blob fish, mantis shrimp, “terrible berries”, and other crazy creatures, and we’ll consider what kinds of alien environments might be most fitting for life as we know it.

Graham Lau, PhD, is an astrobiologist and a communicator of science. He’s conducted research in aerobiology, sulfur geochemistry, and planetary analogs on Earth. He currently serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for Blue Marble Space and is the co-host of the NASA-funded show Ask an Astrobiologist. Dr. Lau is also a trip leader for New York Times Student Journeys and National Geographic Student Expeditions and he helps to run the University Rover Challenge, an annual engineering competition for undergraduate students.

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