Virtual Saturday Science Workshop Saturday, November 21 • 10:00 am
How do astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in space? Find out what it is like to eat in space and then see if you can design your own food tray. The workshop will be live-streamed on the UW Space Place YouTube channel. The easiest way to find it is to search, a few minutes before 10am, on YouTube for "UW Space Place YouTube". Please note that this event takes place online only, not at UW Space Place.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Virtual Guest Presentation "Protecting the Planets and Ourselves: Are We Ready for the Search for Life Elsewhere?"
Recorded • This talk can be seen on the UW Space Place YouTube channel
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by a novel virus, it is difficult to not be concerned with the introduction of extraterrestrial life form by a sample return mission. An additional concern of planetary protection is ensuring that missions to other worlds aren't carrying Earth life. In this presentation Jaime Cordova, graduate student in the Laboratory of Genetics, will discuss missions to search for life elsewhere and the measures taken to prevent contamination of these worlds, and more importantly Earth.