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2-	Sombrero Galaxy (NGC 4594) 1-	artist rendition of an extrasolar planet

Finding Planets and Searching for Life: Worthy Goals for 21st Century Science

Presented by Dr. Charles Beichman
Executive Director, Caltech Michelson Science Center

If you wish to view a tape of this show please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

Thursday, June 10 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, June 11 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

NASA has made the search for life, both within and beyond our solar system, a focus of its space science program. The goal of the Terrestrial Planet Finder is to search for Earth-like planets. Both infrared and visible-light techniques offer plausible solutions to the daunting observational problems this goal presents. This presentation will summarize NASA's program, the results of recent studies, the role of JPL scientists and engineers in developing this mission, and the prospects for international collaboration.

To learn more about Terrestrial Planet Finder , click here.

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