Join us on Monday, 29th April 2019 at 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET for another facinating Europlanet Webinar. This month we talk to Julie Novakova about her studies in Astrobiology and how it relates to her award-winning science fiction writing. Full details below.

There are two ways to access the webinar (both are free and easy):

  • full access using Zoom app (desktop or mobile) – this gives the best quality, allows you to ask questions to the speaker and fully participate in the webinar. You have to register to access the webinar and have the Zoom app installed. We won’t share your data with anyone and will only use it in regards to this webinar.
  • live streaming – you can watch the live stream of the webinar through Europlanet’s YouTube channel without registering. This is a straight feed and you aren’t able to communicate with the speaker or participate further in the webinar in any way. It will appear at the top of the Europlanet YouTube Channel page when the stream is live.

We highly recommend registering and using the Zoom app – especially if you are in an environment with multiple viewers (e.g. classroom).

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For millennia, people have wondered whether there might be other worlds teeming with life, but for the first time in history, we have the scientific understanding and capabilities to try to find out. Let us look at historical and fictional depictions of life throughout the solar system and beyond, and what we might actually discover via real space missions in the foreseeable future.

Portrait of Julie Novakova
Portrait of Science Fiction writer and Evolutionary Biologist Julie Novakova.

Speaker: Julie Novakova is an award-winning Czech author of science fiction and detective stories. She published seven novels, one anthology and over thirty stories in Czech. She started publishing short stories in English in 2013 and her work has appeared in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld and other magazines and anthologies. Some of her works have been translated into Chinese, Romanian and Estonian. She’s also active in science outreach and education, nonfiction writing and translation. She is currently a PhD student of evolutionary biology at the Charles University in Prague.

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