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Astrobiology & Natural Sciences Tutorial: Finding Life On Other Planets


Date: Monday 3rd July 2023 Time: 16:15-17:00 BST Location: Online


About The Tutorial

The Society for Natural Sciences is hosting a tutorial about finding life on other planets. The tutorial will be led by Dr Sarah Gretton who will introduce you to the Drake Equation which is used to estimate the number of communicative extra-terrestrials in our galaxy. You will learn how to evaluate astronomical, biological, and psychological/sociological factors in order to estimate the probability of the number of active technically advanced civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy.

How does this tutorial link with the IB syllabus?

Physics - gravity, particles

Biology - proteins, nucleic acids

Chemistry - redox reactions, electronegativity

Who should attend this tutorial?

This tutorial is suitable for students in IB1 & IB2 who are interested in studying Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Earth Sciences, or other related disciplines at university, or those with a general interest in the topic of discussion.


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