Science Café “Biosphere 2: Helping us better understand Biosphere 1, our planet Earth”
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
On Thursday September 26 at 7:00 P.M. The Science Center of Southern Illinois will present a Science Café entitled “Biosphere 2: Helping us better understand Biosphere 1, our planet Earth”
Built in the late 1980s, Biosphere 2 is still known for sealed human missions of the early 1990s. Kevin Bonine, Biosphere 2 and University of Arizona, will describe some of the lessons learned from those early years and the activities currently being done there.
The 3-acre facility has been transformed into an outstanding research tool for studying Earth systems, and how they support a population on track to exceed 9 billion people later this century. The University of Arizona has directed Biosphere 2 research and education initiatives since 2007. The unique combination of large scale, control, and measurement allow for science not possible elsewhere – connecting what we understand from studies in nature with studies done in laboratories.
Among the questions to be discussed: “Are we ready to colonize the solar system?”
- September 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Category:
- TThe Science Center of Southern Illinois
Carbondale, 62901 United States