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The Museum of Science and the Cosmos hosts a talk on the search for extraterrestrial civilisations

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The Museum of Science and the Cosmos hosts a talk on the search for extraterrestrial civilisations

18-May-2018
Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos
Avenida de Los Menceyes
La Laguna
922 315 265
19:00 horas

On Friday 18 at 19:00, the Museum of Science and the Cosmos hosts the talk "El Cinturón de Clarke: Buscando civilizaciones extraterrestres" (The Clarke Belt: Searching for Extraterrestrial Civilisations), led by the doctor and researcher from the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, Héctor Socas Navarro. He will explore the possibilities of modern and future telescopes and review scientific projects related to the detection of possible signs from other intelligences. Admission is free.

The talk will introduce a new technomarker: the Clarke Belt. The idea is to search for traces that a cloud of satellites would leave around an exoplanet in certain orbits that are useful for a technological society but irrelevant for nature. Existing projects to search for exoplanets and space missions like TESS, which will observe 20 million stars, may help to find traces of this alien technology. Héctor Socas Navarro is a doctor of Physical Sciences and a senior researcher at the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC). He is also director of the science news programme "Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido", which is broadcast on various radio stations.


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