Programs & Events

Science Saturday: The Early Earth Rock Record and the Search for Life on Other Planets

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Science Talks
Feb. 1, 2014 | Saturday, 11:00am
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Windows on the World, Third Floor

The Early Earth Rock Record of a Living Planet and the Search for Life on Other Planets

Adriana Heimann, PhD
East Carolina University

Dr. Heimann will talk about the mineralogy and geochemistry of early Earth’s (Archean-Proterozoic) called banded iron formations (BIFs) and the search for biosignatures for the search of life in the early Earth and other planetary bodies.

Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in Windows on the World at 11 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.