Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with Jakub Bochiński
This interactive talk centers on the theme of planetary exploration and discovery outside of the Solar System using cutting edge space technologies. It is framed by the quest of finding out the answer to the age old question: are we alone in the universe? Instead of theorizing about it, we invite the audience to participate in breaking down this monumental task to a list of solvable problems and open up the floor to a discussion on the best technological and scientific solution. During the talk we will attempt to choose the best space mission to be built in the next decade, discuss costs associated with such elaborate scientific endeavors and attempt to recreate the feel of a scientific committee about to make a momentous decision.
Dr Jakub Bochiński is a polish astrophysicist, serves as the Head of Education Lab at the Copernicus Science Centre, Jakub serves as a Polish representative to the European Space Agency Advisory Committee for Education.As a professional astronomer, Jakub specialized in observations of evaporating planets and the development of innovative astronomical data analysis software. To ensure the quality of science communication efforts in Poland he set up the Science Advocates Association in 2016 with a group of like-minded academics.
Copernicus Science Centre is the largest science museum in Warsaw and research institute since 2016. Centre has a huge space, where over a thousand people use exhibits every day to discover the world in different ways. The interdisciplinary research projects which we carry out in cooperation with academic partners allow us to develop new fields of research in Poland – the so-called learning sciences and visitor studies.
The event will take a place as part of the launch of the science-popular inScience conference, which will feature international speakers from Hyperloop One, NASA, Mars Society, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and others. The main program of conference is scheduled for September 13-14th.