Talk to an Astrobiologist is a new monthly event on S.A.G.A.N.
Neil & co-host Eugene Mirman are joined by Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and astrobiologist David Grinspoon at the Bell House in Brookyn to discuss the the Curiosity Mars Rover and the exploration of Mars
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon takes the anthropocene off-planet to our nearest cosmic neighbor Venus and discusses what we learn about climate change here on Earth from Venus’ catastrophic green-house effect. He also takes some time to address George Carlin’s environmental philosophy and talk about his childhood friend and mentor, Carl Sagan.
The John Wesley Powell Auditorium is adjacent to the Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008. Entrance is through the club gate, the first right-hand entrance on Florida Avenue north of the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue NW. The auditorium entrance is to the left of the gate.
The Cosmos Club is within walking distance of the Dupont Circle Metro stop (Q Street exit), the Connecticut Avenue bus routes (L2, L4), and the Massachusetts Avenue bus routes (N2, N4).
Mars After 50 Years Of Space Exploration Panel #2: The Lure of the Red Planet, hear David speak about “A Curious Anti-accretion” Our changing ideas about alien life. Tune in at ~30 min to skip to David’s talk.