Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March

Lecturer: Dr. ir. A. Petrignani (UvA)
Subject: The Interstellar Medium and the Building Blocks of Life
Language: English

Organic Molecules are found everywhere in the interstellar medium. They are more complex than expected. These organic compounds could have played an important role in the origin of life. In the search of (extraterrestrial) life, it is important to understand what these compounds are and how the play a role in the origin of life.

All lectures start at 14:00. Tickets for the lecture cost € 4, – per person per lecture. The lectures take 45 minutes and are intended for general audiences. After each lecture is 15 minutes the opportunity to ask questions. At 15:15 starts a tour of 45 minutes, which costs € 4, – extra to take part.

The program of lectures is as follows:

13:15 – 14:00 Reception with free coffee, tea and biscuits
14:00 – 15:00Lecture
15:15 – 16:00Guided tour of the Old Observatory
16:00Closing time of the Old Observatory