Hayden Planetarium Programs

Frontiers Lecture: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

April 3, 2017

Beyond Earth Book Cover

Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality. The duo discuss groundbreaking research and make the case that Saturn’s moon Titan offers the most realistic prospect for life without support from Earth.

A book signing follows.


About the Speakers

Headshot of Amanda Hendrix.

Amanda Hendrix is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. She worked for twelve years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and has been a scientific investigator on the Galileo and Lunar Reconnaissance missions, and a principal investigator on NASA research and Hubble Space Telescope observing programs. As an investigator on the Cassini mission to Saturn, she has focused her research on the moons of Saturn.

Headshot of Charles Wohlforth

Charles Wohlforth is an author and a columnist for Alaska Dispatch News. He hosts a weekly interview program for public radio stations in Alaska, and has won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, among many other awards.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.