My Bacteria Teacher: What extremophilic microorganisms can teach us about life in the Solar System

Dr. Miguel Angel Fernandez (McGill University (MSI))

May 27, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream

Ever wonder what aliens might actually be like?? Join us for our next virtual public lecture, given by Dr Miguel Ángel Fernández from McGill University!

The event will be broadcast live on AstroMcGill's Facebook Page.

Burning questions? You can submit them to the speaker prior to the talk here.

Summary:

Unfortunately, unambiguous signs of life off Earth have not been found yet, but we are doing our best! We already have a lot of valuable information on how the environments look like in other Solar System bodies AND, (not) surprisingly, that they have counterparts on Earth! However, are they hospitable enough? Or, as we astrobiologists say, are they habitable? This question leads us to the idea that understanding how life can thrive at the most extreme terrestrial environments, and how we can study it, will give us clear clues on how life could be possible outside our planet. If you want to find out about the almost philosophical question, “Are we alone?”, do not miss this talk!




Upcoming Public Outreach Activities

AstroMcGill serves as the education and public outreach branch of the McGill Space Institute. To find more science outreach activities at McGill, visit the Faculty of Science's outreach webpage.



We are busy planning our next outreach events, check back here soon for more information!





Past Public Outreach Activities

My Bacteria Teacher: What extremophilic microorganisms can teach us about life in the Solar System

Dr. Miguel Angel Fernandez (McGill University (MSI))

May 27, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Bicentennial Mini-Science: The Future of Space - Exploring the Black Hole Frontier

Daryl Haggard (McGill University)

May 13, 2021 6:00 PM
Livestream
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24 Hours of Science / 24 Heures de Science

May 8, 2021 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Outreach Event
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Our Galactic Neighbourhood: what we can learn from exoplanets and interstellar objects

Tim Hallatt (McGill University)

Apr 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream
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A Journey into the Infinitely Small

Brigitte Vachon (McGill University)

Apr 1, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Virtual Star Party

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Mar 13, 2021 8:00 PM
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Livestream
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Virtual Astronomy Trivia Night #2

Feb 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Stephen Hawking - A Personal Perspective

Robert Brandenberger (McGill University)

Feb 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Quantum Materials: How Quantum Mechanics Determine the Properties of Materials

Tami Pereg-Barnea (McGill University)

Jan 21, 2021 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Gamma Rays & Cosmic Rays

Matthew Lundy (McGill University (MSI/Physics))

Dec 3, 2020 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Special Public Lecture - Surveying the Universe

Steven M. Kahn (Vera C. Rubin Observatory & Stanford University)

Nov 17, 2020 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Climate & Habitability of Terrestrial Planets: A Live Panel Discussion

Oct 15, 2020 12:30 PM
Location: YouTube Live
Livestream
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Virtual Star Party: International Observe the Moon Night

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Sep 26, 2020 8:30 PM
Livestream
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Observing Black Holes Large and Small

Daryl Haggard (McGill University (MSI/Physics))

Sep 10, 2020 7:00 PM
Livestream
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Virtual Star Party

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Aug 25, 2020 9:00 PM
Location: https://youtu.be/tTOMOAz5d9c
Livestream
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Livestream - Comets: Chat & Trivia

Taylor Bell (MSI)

Jul 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Public Lecture
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AstroPhysics Livestream - Fast Radio Bursts: Changing the Landscape of Radio Astronomy

Marcus Merryfield (McGill University (Physics/MSI))

Jun 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Public Lecture
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AstroPhysics Livestream - "Take it to the Limit: Mammoth Machines and the Tiniest Particles"

Lia Formenti (McGill University, Physics)

May 21, 2020 2:00 PM
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Livestream - "Life as an astronomer at the South Pole"

Cynthia Chiang, Josh Montgomery, Maclean Rouble (MSI)

May 6, 2020 3:30 PM
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Public AstroPhysics Night - "Take it to the Limit: Mammoth Machines and the Tiniest Particles"

Lia Fomenti (McGill University)

Mar 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: FDA 233
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