Special Event April 19 in Melbourne: ‘Are we alone? The hunt for E.T’

On Friday 19th April I shall be attending a special event with Ed Brown in Melbourne.

Tickets are $30 per person. Why not come along?


Are we alone in this vast universe, or are there planets outside our solar system teeming with life? That’s the question a panel of renowned local and international scientists, along with Fairfax science columnist Peter Spinks, will debate on Friday 19 April at 6:30pm at The Edge in Federation Square.

Hosted by The Age science columnist, Peter Spinks, Science at The Edge – ‘Are we alone? The hunt for E.T’, will see presentations from special guests including leading astrophysicists, cosmologists and astronomers from Melbourne, Monash and Swinburne Universities; as well as video interviews with experts from NASA, CSIRO, and the European Space Agency.

Presenters will be:
• Dr Alan Duffy, Melbourne University astrophysicist;
• Dr Katie Mack, Melbourne University cosmologist;
• Dr Rosemary Mardling, Monash University astronomer; and
• Dr Christopher Fluke, Swinburne University astrophysicist.

Video interviews from:
• Mr Allen Sirota, robotics supervisor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
• Dr Mario Perez, NASA astrophysicist and planet hunter in Washington;
• Professor Mark Sims, former mission manager of the European Space Agency’s Mars probe, the Beagle, and now astrobiology professor at UK’s Leicester University;
• Dr David Patterson, CSIRO astrophysicist and citizen scientist with Planet Hunters.

Bookings are more information here.