Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Living on Mars

Living on Mars



When: Thursday 15 May, 7- 8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Where: Carter Observatory, (top of the Cable Car)

Booking: FREE for star pass holders, $10 general, $5 child/ concession

Email: carterobservatory@wmt.org.nz or phone 04 910 3140

President of the Mars Society New Zealand, Hari Mogosanu joins Carter Observatory on Thursday 15 May to discuss what the human living condition might be like on Mars. Since 2011, Mogosanu has been training at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah to discover more of the challenges of living conditions for life on Mars.

Throughout the evening, Hari will reveal her discoveries by sharing stories about dehydrated food, living in close quarters and the restrictive conditions, such as taking a walk outside. Hari will point out the drastic comparisons to how we live on earth to living on Mars and the possibilities for living on Mars in the future.

Hari says, “Mars is an achievable goal for humankind, our first step in becoming a spacefaring civilisation. Mars could be our closest laboratory for testing what we know about Earth or, if we find life on it, the proof that life is not a rare event.

Either case the consequences could be spectacular.”

Ticket price includes entry to the talk, telescope viewing (weather-dependent), an exhibition pass and light refreshments. Please note a planetarium show is not included.

Ends

Living on Mars


When: Thursday 15 May, 7- 8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Where: Carter Observatory, (top of the Cable Car)

Booking: FREE for star pass holders, $10 general, $5 child/ concession

Email: carterobservatory@wmt.org.nz or phone 04 910 3140

President of the Mars Society New Zealand, Hari Mogosanu joins Carter Observatory on Thursday 15 May to discuss what the human living condition might be like on Mars. Since 2011, Mogosanu has been training at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah to discover more of the challenges of living conditions for life on Mars.

Throughout the evening, Hari will reveal her discoveries by sharing stories about dehydrated food, living in close quarters and the restrictive conditions, such as taking a walk outside. Hari will point out the drastic comparisons to how we live on earth to living on Mars and the possibilities for living on Mars in the future.

Hari says, “Mars is an achievable goal for humankind, our first step in becoming a spacefaring civilisation. Mars could be our closest laboratory for testing what we know about Earth or, if we find life on it, the proof that life is not a rare event.

Either case the consequences could be spectacular.”

Ticket price includes entry to the talk, telescope viewing (weather-dependent), an exhibition pass and light refreshments. Please note a planetarium show is not included.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Federated Farmers: NAIT Levy Increases Must Achieve Accurate, User-friendly System
Nobody welcomes extra costs but if OSPRI is to catch-up on under investment in the NAIT platform and deliver on its workability and farmer support, levy increases are probably necessary, Federated Farmers says... More>>



Westpac: More Job Opportunities, But Growth In Workers’ Earnings Remains Subdued

The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose 1.2 points in the December quarter, to a level of 106.9. This was the sixth straight rise in the index since the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. Michael Gordon, Acting Chief Economist for Westpac, noted that the rise in the index has largely been driven by perceptions... More>>




Statistics: Card Spending Continues To Increase As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

The busy Christmas period combined with easing COVID-19 restrictions helped to increase card spending in December 2021, Stats NZ said today... More>>

TradeMe: Job Market Ends 2021 On A High With Record Number Of Vacancies
The New Zealand job market finished 2021 on a high note, with the ball still firmly in the job hunters’ court, according to the analysis of 69,600 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December (Q4)... More>>


Insurance Council of New Zealand: September South Island Windstorm Cost $36.5 M Raises 2021 Extreme Weather Claims Total To $321.6 M

Gale force winds and storms between 9 and 13 September 2021 resulted in insurers supporting communities to the tune of $36.5 m. This is a significant rise, of $16.7 m, on preliminary figures for the event and lifts the end of year total for all extreme weather events in 2021 to $321.6 m... More>>


Statistics: Building Consents Hit New Highs In November
There were a record 48,522 new homes consented in the year ended November 2021, Stats NZ said today. This was up 26 percent compared with the year ended November 2020... More>>