Planetarium Show "Fermi's Paradox: If We're Not Alone, Where Is Everybody?"

When:
March 04, 2022
Time:
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Category:
Arts and Sciences Campus Events Planetarium
Location:
UNK Planetarium - Bruner Hall
Details:

Dr. Adam Jensen, UNK Physics & Astronomy

Legend states that 20th century physicist Enrico Fermi, in a casual conversation with his friends about rumored UFO sightings, blurted out, “But where is everybody?” This question, often referred to as Fermi’s Paradox, summarizes the apparent conflict between the lack of (clear and widely accepted) evidence for extraterrestrial life and the estimates (by some) that life is plentiful even in our local region of the Milky Way. We will discuss the basic parameters of Fermi’s Paradox, how scientists estimate the prevalence of life, and possible resolutions – conventional or otherwise – to the issue.

Free tickets required for admission at unk-planetarium.ticketleap.com

Contact:
Adam Jensen
308-865-8878
JensenAG@unk.edu