Would Leonardo da Vinci Make a Good Astrobiologist? at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque
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Would Leonardo da Vinci Make a Good Astrobiologist?

Friday Aug 24, 2018

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

13+

Contact:

Jayne Aubele

Phone: 505-841-2866
Website: Click to Visit

A lecture debating if he lived today, how he would relate to the highly interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and discuss whether he would be one of our greatest astrobiologists today.

By Penelope J. Boston, Ph.D.  Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)

Special Event - Final daVinci Lecture

Leonardo daVInci was a polymath across the arts, sciences, and engineering.  If he lived today, how would he relate to the highly interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology?  Would he be one of our greatest astrobiologists ever?  How can today’s astrobiologists and interested citizens be “Leonardo-like” as we contemplate the question of whether there are other lifeforms in our own Solar System and beyond on the myriad of exoplanets around our neighboring stars?

Dr. Boston, Director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute, is an internationally recognized scientist who also explores art along with the interdisciplinary aspects of astrobiology. She studies extremophiles (extreme microbial lifeforms) on Earth and the possibilities of similar life on other planets. Prior to her appointment with NASA she was founder and director of the Cave and Karst Studies Program, and faculty member at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. She has been featured in many science documentaries shown on PBS and National Geographic. 

She has a B.S. in microbiology, geology, and psychology, and a M.S. in microbiology and atmospheric chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Colorado Boulder.

This lecture is sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science in partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

Free. Seats are limited. Preregistration is encouraged or, if seats are available, at the door the evening of the event. Go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org