Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Program Starts: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Cosmic Knowledge and the Future of the Human Race
Modern astronomy is telling us the story of our cosmic origins—how the Galaxy was assembled, how the sun and earth were formed, and where the chemical elements came from that comprise our bodies. We can now use this knowledge of our cosmic past to predict our cosmic future, and it looks bright ahead. We humans have been given the most precious gift of all, cosmic time—nearly a billion years of it.
The challenge is clear: what will we do with it? National Medal of Science winner Sandra Faber will describe how the profound insights of cosmology are shaping the new Earth Futures Institute at UC Santa Cruz, which is grappling with this cardinal question.
The event will also be livestreamed.