Prof. Geller to Speak at Almost Heaven Star Party

Posted: July 14, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: July 14, 2010 at 8:07 am

Harold Geller, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will be a featured speaker at the Almost Heaven Star Party at The Mountain Institute in Spruce Knob, W.Va., on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m.

His talk is titled “If the Galaxy Is Full of Intelligent Civilizations, Why Haven’t We Found Them Here? The Fermi Paradox.”

His discussion will address the difference in time needed to evolve intelligent life forms and the time needed to spread a civilization throughout the galaxy, as well as how these relate to the famous Fermi paradox.

The presentation is part of a weekend of activities for amateur astronomers. For more information, see the website.

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