Explore Extraterrestrial Life at Cal Academy this Weekend

brilliant-science-fall-2013-605x325Delve into E.T. this weekend at a fun family festival exploring space and extraterrestrial life at the California Academy Sciences in San Francisco. Brilliant!Science’s Extraterrestrial Life festival will be full of interactive activities to pull families into the science of space, examining how scientists look for extraterrestrial life, the clues in rocks to determine if conditions would allow life, and how scientists use data to visualize what alien life may look like. For an element of whimsy, cartoonists will draw their imaginations of life on other planets.

Brilliant!Science participants include : 2013 iGEM Stanford-Brown Team; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); Berkeley SETI Research Center; Cartoonists Michael Capozzola, Jonathan Lemon, Erin Smith, and special guests from The Cartoon Art Museum; Destination Science; NASA Ames Research Center; NOVAS: NASA Opportunities in Visualization, Art, and Science; SETI; Techbridge; and others.

The festival is included with standard admission. The event runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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