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.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project has been developed as collaboration among Caltech, the University of California (UC), the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), and the national institutes of Japan, China, and India with the goal to design, develop, construct, and operate a thirty-meter class telescope and observatory on Maunakea in cooperation with the University of Hawaii (TMT Project). The TMT International Observatory LLC (TIO), a non-profit organization, was established in May 2014 to carry out the construction and operation phases of the TMT Project. The Members of TIO are Caltech, UC, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan, the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Department of Science and Technology of India, and the National Research Council (Canada); the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a TIO Associate. Major funding has been provided by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

For more information about the TMT project, visit tmt.org, or follow @TMTHawaii.
Sandra Dawson
TMT Manager, Hawaii Community Affairs
 111 Nowelo Street,
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone (808) 284-9922