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Above and beyond: planetary science

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:30 pm
Brewhall, 97 E 2nd Ave,
V5T 1B3
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Geology isn't just about the Earth beneath our feet. Join us for an evening out of this world to discover what we know about the lumps of rock above our heads too!

How to make a habitable planet: right ingredients – wrong recipe

Brendan Dyck (Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
Life, as we know it, requires water. Planets must maintain surface water over
billions of years to support the evolution of complex lifeforms. As Venus and
Mars illustrate, not all rocky planets possess surface water despite being built
from similar ingredients as Earth. What controls whether a planet will retain
surface water long enough for complex life to emerge? My talk explores the
formation and evolution of rocky planets and sheds light on what it takes to
make it habitable.

Getting to the Heart of Mars

Anna Mittelholz (Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC)
What does the inside of Mars look like? Why do we care? Come find out what
the InSight mission to Mars will tell us about the interior of the Red Planet.