Explore strange worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before. Join the Center for Science and the Imagination for a screening of the “Evolution” episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, followed by a conversation about space exploration, nanorobotics, and the ethical and scientific dimensions of synthetic life.
The conversation will feature astronomer, lecturer, author and Slate blogger Phil Plait (a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer) and Karmella Haynes, a synthetic biology researcher at ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, will moderate.
This event is co-sponsored by SpaceVision, the largest student-organized space conference in the nation. SpaceVision 2013 takes place at Arizona State University from November 7-10. Learn more at spacevision.seds.org.