Hawaii State Public Library System Presents Parker School Alum Dr. Jesse Tarnas
Virtual Event: The Search for Alien Life and a Home on Mars
Dr. Jesse Tarnas will talk about the recently-landed Perseverance Mars rover mission and what it means for science and the future of humans in space. He’ll describe his journey from Waimea on the island of Hawaii, to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including some adventures along the way, e.g., studying ancient water 1.5 miles underground!
Dr. Tarnas, a Parker School alumnus, recently earned his Ph.D. in Planetary Science from Brown University and spends his workdays researching planets. His team’s goal is to find alien life and to help humans live on other planets and moons.
As some may know, Jesse was a participant in the Akamai Internship program and a TMT THINK Fund recipient. He is the son of Representative David Tarnas and Carolyn Stewart.
The talk is free. To register, scan the QR code below with mobile devise camera.