Looking for Life in the Solar System
The RCA General meeting is in the Auditorium beginning at 7:30. Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist for the Planetary Society, will present on The Search for Life in Our Solar System. We'll tour the solar system and learn about the variety of different science missions actively exploring our solar system, with emphasis on the scientific motivations for their exploration (our origins and the search for life), with lots and lots of pretty pictures.
The new member orientation will begin at 6:30 in the Planetarium. Most club services will be available in the Auditorium prior to the meeting. In particular, the Telescope Library will be operating near the Planetarium door.
Emily Lakdawalla is an internationally admired science communicator and educator, passionate about advancing public understanding of space and sharing the wonder of scientific discovery. She has been writing and editing the Planetary Society Blog since 2005, reporting on space news, explaining planetary science, and sharing beautiful space photos. In 2018, she became editor of the Society's member magazine, The Planetary Report.
Her first book, titled The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job, was published by Springer-Praxis in March, 2018. She has been awarded prizes, an honorary degree, and even an asteroid named for her in honor of her work. (Her asteroid, 274860 Emilylakdawalla, lurks in the outer part of the Main Belt and rarely approaches closer than 1.87 AU from Earth.)