Solar System

Planning Missions to Mars and Beyond

, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Margaret Race is a biologist and environmental ecologist who works with NASA and the SETI Institute.

Our Journey Toward Mars

, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Our journey toward Mars and beyond will be humanity’s greatest adventure. It will determine the fate of our species and the extent of our legacy. This journey is already underway. Humans have walked on the Moon and have survived long-duration spaceflight.

Mars is Ready for its Close-Up

Want to go to Mars? You may have to book a seat and wait a few years (or more). But here’s the good news: Mars is coming to you. Or at least, it’s getting closer to you … closer than it’s been since 2003.
Mars Ice

Possible Underground Lake Discovered on Mars

A new study published on the journal Science suggests that there may be a liquid water lake below the ice on Mars’ south pole.

Destination Mars – Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red Planet

, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Dava Newman, who sits on the SETI Institute's Board of Trustees will testify.
Search team pointing to the first meteorite found

Fragment of Impacting Asteroid Recovered In Botswana

(Mountain View, CA, July 6, 2018) A meteorite was found in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) that is a fragment of asteroid 2018 LA. This small asteroid was discovered in space by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey on June 2, 2018, eight hours before hitting Earth.

VR/AR in Space: The Next Space Revolution?

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What is the potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technology in Space? Could VR technology play a role in our ambition to reach the stars? Could we use this new tool to explore and understand our Solar System?