Voyager Lecture Series: With Dr. Ron Smith – The Pale Red Dot

  • Humanities
  • Other Utah/Out of State
  • Presented By: Kayenta Arts Foundation
  • At: Center for the Arts at Kayenta
  • 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, UT 84738
  • 10/20/2020 - 11/02/2020
  • 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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    Nov 3rd at 7:30PMCost: $15The habitability of Proxima Centauri B, the closest planet outside of our solar system, has not yet been firmly established. The planet experiences stellar wind pressures of more than 2,000 times those experienced by Earth. This would likely blow all atmosphere away, leaving the surface as the only potentially habitable elevation.However, the planet is orbiting within the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the region where, with the correct planetary conditions and atmospheric properties, liquid water may exist. In October 2016, researchers at France's CNRS research institute stated that there is a considerable chance of the planet harboring surface oceans and having a thin atmosphere. However, unless the planet transits in front of its star from the perspective of Earth, it is difficult to test for either.Even though Proxima Centauri B is in the habitable zone, the planet's habitability has been questioned because of several potentially hazardous physical conditions. The exoplanet is close enough to its host star that it might be tidally locked. In this case, it is expected that any habitable areas would be confined to the border region between the two extreme sides, generally referred to as the terminator line, since it is only here that temperatures might be suitable for liquid water to exist.Retired scientist Ron Smith will share with us the latest details on our closest exoplanet Proxima Centauri B, continuing the distinguished Voyager Lecture Series.This lecture will begin at 7:30pm on November 3rd. An informal gathering begins at 6:30pm in the Lorberbaum-Stahl Studio. Tickets are $15, including refreshments.Re-opening guidelines for all performances at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta:Social distance seating between all ticket groups. Please purchase tickets in groups of two or more with family and friends if possible.Temperature checks of ALL patrons and performers will be taken upon entrance into the center.Mandatory mask wearing for all audience members and front of house staff.Multiple hand sanitizing stations in the Center.Disinfectant cleaning of theater seats, lobby and rest room surfaces after each performance.Cash free transactions, we encourage online ticket purchases directly on our site.

    Event Info

    • Presented By: Kayenta Arts Foundation
    • Dates: November 3, 2020
    • Location: Center for the Arts at Kayenta
    • Address: 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, UT 84738
    • Time: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM
    • Categories: Humanities, Lectures
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