Dr. Margaret Geller
Dr. Margaret Geller
 
Dr. Scott Kenyon
Dr. Scott Kenyon

On Thursday evening, June 9th at 7pm at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield, the Green Mountain Global Forum presents an evening of compelling discussion on the impact of greenhouse gases, the warming of planets and the search for other hospitable regions in the solar system. Dr. Margaret Geller and Dr. Scott Kenyon, Senior Scientists at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Masshusetts, will give a joint talk on the astrophysics of the warming of planets throughout the history of the solar system.

Join us and this prominent astronomer and scientist team to explore how hot we can expect the Earth to become in 50 years, 1,000 years or even 1,000,000 years from now.  Gain insight into the warming trends of planet life cycles and how humans are contributing to their increase on Earth and glimpse into the future to learn about the possibility of other habitable planets if our planet becomes too hot.

Dr. Margaret Geller, an internationally recognized pioneer in mapping the nearby universe, is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Watson Medal.  Dr. Gellar is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.   She has produced several films and lectures all around the world.  Dr. Gellar will be giving the Russell Lecture at the American Astronomical Society in May 2011.  Her husband, Dr. Scott Kenyon, a noted scientist and lecturer, is an expert in the formation and evolution of stars and planets. 

 

Venue: The Big Picture, 7 p.m. start. The public is welcome to attend this free event.