Want to learn about the probability of finding life outside of Earth or how likely we are to be hit by an asteroid?
At 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, join Chick Keller in a discussion discussion and exploration of the Drake Equation, used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the cosmos. At 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, the full-dome film Incoming! will play on the planetarium dome.
Both of these shows take place in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
What is the likelihood that other extraterrestrial civilizations are trying to communicate with life outside of their planet? Is this science fiction, or reality? The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the cosmos, or more simply put, the odds of finding intelligent life in the Universe. Bring your questions, curiosity, and friends to this fascinating presentation by Keller.
Incoming! traces the paths of comets and asteroids and takes a close-up look at interstellar collisions that have impacted Earth—as well as those still pending! For more information about this and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature.org/plane tarium.