California Academy of Sciences NightLife in Space -- Cosmos

Public talks


Time: Thursday, May 16, 2019 -

Location: San Francisco, CA

Get trippy as NightLife travels far out to the ends of the observable universe with a dive into some of the greatest cosmic mysteries of our time, from the Fermi paradox to the multiverse and dark matter to magnetic fields in space.

Explore some of the mind-blowing imagery produced by SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), NASA’s airborne observatory built into a modified Boeing 747.

With an onboard infrared telescope, SOFIA scientists study star and planet formation, black holes, and the speed of gases in the interstellar medium.

Look for extraterrestrial life with Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, an organization dedicated to the search for other technological civilizations.

Delve into some light gravitational physics with UC Berkeley Einstein fellow Philipp Mösta, whose research focuses on electromagnetic and gravitational wave emission.

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