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Tuesdays with TED – Let’s Go To Space, at the Trailside Senior Center, 4700 Dublin Ave, Midland, Tuesday, December 8th, 11:45am – 1:00pm
Call ahead to reserve your spot and register for lunch at 633-3700.  Aim to arrive by 11:30 and after your table is called, take your lunch into Room 160.

How to Go to Space Without Having to Go to Space
“We will start inhabiting outer space,” says Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of a NASA-funded Mars simulation.  “It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it is going to happen.”  In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space….and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.

The Search for Planets Beyond Our Solar System
Every star we see in the sky has at least one planet orbiting it, says astronomer Sara Seager.  Seager introduces her favorite set of exoplanets with life.  Her research led to the first discovery of an atmosphere on a planet outside our solar system.  Now she is on the hunt for a twin Earth.