Winchester Academy hosts astrobiologist
Dr. Margaret Turnbull will present “Searching for Life Beyond Earth” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Turnbull will describe the fast-changing landscape of the search for life on other worlds. She will give a brief overview of the different ways scientists can carry out this search.
NASA is now developing its Exoplanet Exploration Program in earnest, and Turnbull acknowledges a successful exploration will tell many stories of how each unique family of planets comes into being, including Earth.
Turnbull has a doctorate in astronomy. An astrobiologist, she is a principle investigator at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe.
She is the director of the Global Science Institute, a Wisconsin-based science and education nonprofit established in 2008.
Winchester Academy programs are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. Turnbull’s program is sponsored by Nyles and Genny Eskritt.
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