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Is There Life Out There?

Is There Life Out There?

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  • Sat 10 Sep ’16, 9:00am – 1:30pm
  • Sat 10 Sep ’16, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Sat 10 Sep ’16, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club, Whangaparapara Rd, Great Barrier Island


All Ages

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: $0.00

It’s a question that has haunted humans for centuries. And it’s a question four panelists will attempt to answer at the No Barriers – small Island, big ideas panel discussion on Great Barrier Island.

The panel of national and international experts has been brought together by Awana Rural Women, a volunteer group of 30 members. Each expert will approach the topic from very different angles.

Panelists and their topics are:
- Prof Steve Pointing, AUT, expert in microbes in extreme places - where did life come from?
- Dr Faith Vilas, senior scientist, Planetary Science Institute, USA - the search for life in the stars
- Bro Guy Consolmagno, Director Vatican Observatory - our place in the Universe
- Gino Acevedo, Creative Arts Director Weta Digital - aliens and the human imagination

Moderator: Prof Tim Mulgan, Head, Department of Philosophy, Auckland University

- Panel discussion: 2.30pm - 5.30pm
- Breakout sessions with panelists: 9.00am - 1.30pm.
- Star gazing with the Auckland Astronomical Society: 7pm - 9pm.

Scientists are making huge strides in the search for life – from what is needed to get life started to where intelligent life might exist. It’s an exciting time with space probes and powerful telescopes searching the skies for clues. Is there life out there?

Please register via Eventfinda or on Facebook No Barriers - small Island big ideas.

For further information on the event itself, visit our Facebook page.
Email - awanarw@gmail.com.

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