Life in the Venusian Clouds
Saturday 21st November 2020
Start time : 16:00
Speaker : Paul Fellows
Can a radio signal from Earth's evil twin be giving us a clue?
The announcement recently of the discovery of a gas called Phosphine in the venusian clouds made the headlines as it was said to point to living organisms eeking out an existance in the hosile environement of Earth's near neighbor.
What is this all about? Is it true? WHy does this chemical point to life as its source?
We will take a look at these ideas and see what we can make of them.
Our talks are aimed at the beginner level and can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience.
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About our speaker:
Paul is chairman of the Cambridge Astronomical Society and a keen amateur astronomer having built his first telescope in 1975, he now operates his own private observatory and takes many astronomical images of both deep sky and solar system objects.
He studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge, from which he has an MA in Natural Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and
RAS Fellow to Cunard line as well as a part-time advisor and board member of a number of software and electronics design companies in the Cambridge area.