BHLS21: Life in the Solar System
The second of a series of informal talks for GCSE and A Level students to learn about exciting science career paths in astrobiology.
TALK FOR TEENAGERS, 12.00–13:00 THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
The Linnean Society is collaborating with the Royal Astronomical Society to present Burlington House Lunchtime Scientist: Astrobiology 2021 (BHLS21), a series of informal, one-hour online events, with a 30-40 minute talk and a 20-30 minute Q&A. We have asked our speakers to share their field of science and the path they took to get there tailored for GCSE and A Level science students. Most importantly, we want to make sure that we give students ample time to ask their questions.
Professor Lewis Dartnell
Prof. Lewis Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK, with a keen interest in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars.
Lewis graduated from Oxford University in Biological Sciences and completed a PhD at University College London. He now holds a Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster.
Lewis has published four popular science books, with his latest 'ORIGINS: How the Earth Made Us' being the Sunday Times Top History Book of 2019.
- This event will take place on Zoom and live-streamed to YouTube.
- This event is free and open to all, with a preference for GCSE, A Level students and teachers.
- Registration for the Zoom call will close 2 hours before the event, but you can always watch on YouTube live or at a later date.
- Links to this event will be sent 2 days and 2 hours prior to the start of the event.
All upcoming BHLS21 talks
BHLS21 will happen every Thursday starting 6th May, which you can join live at 12pm or re-watch at your leisure. We are aiming to offer as many as we can up to the end of the school year.
|What is Astrobiology?||12pm, 6th May||Professor Karen Olsson-Francis||Click here|
|Life in the Solar System||12pm, 13th May||Professor Lewis Dartnell||Click here|
|Space Microbiology||12pm, 20th May||Dr Rosa Santomartino||Click here|
|Planetary Protection||12pm, 27th May||Silvio Sinibaldi||Click here|