ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and

THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC LECTURE BY

Dr Adriana Marais

Postdoctoral Researcher, Quantum Research Group, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Special Project Coordinator for the Foundation for Space Development South Africa

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‘Watch this Space – Life on Mars?’

A presentation on how non-governmental initiatives like the Mars One Project and Africa2Moon are ushering in a new era of space exploration, and how the possibility of contributing to the discovery of evidence of extra-terrestrial life is what Adriana Marais finds most fascinating about the prospect of being amongst the first Earthlings to move to Mars.

Date:     Wednesday 20 May 2015

Time:    17h00 (Tea will be served from 16h30)

Place:    South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Auditorium, Observatory Road, Observatory*

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*Directions to SAAO Auditorium : From the N2, turn off to the M57 – Liesbeek Parkway; turning in the direction of Cape Town and continue until the traffic lights with Hartleyvale (hockey and football) on your left. Turn right at traffic lights into Observatory Road, pass the River Club; the S A Astronomical Observatory is next on the left. Once through the security gates bear left following the SALT signs to the auditorium i.e. last building on the left (white with stoep & ramp).