Five Billion Years of Solitude
The Society of the Four Arts
BOOK DISCUSSION Author: Lee Billings Facilitated by: Dr. Richard D’Elia In this extraordinary book, Lee Billing’s explains that our planet may not be as isolated as we once thought it was. He reveals how the search for exoplanets is not only a scientific challenge, but also a reflection of our culture’s timeless hopes, dreams, and fears. Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of “exoplanets,” including some that could be similar to our own world, and the pace of discovery is accelerating. In a fascinating account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with the world’s top experts in the search for life beyond earth. He reveals how the search for exoplanets is not only a scientific challenge, but also a reflection of our culture’s timeless hopes, dreams, and fears.
TALK OF KINGS Delve into some of the most intriguing and captivating tales in history and culture. Discussions are open to the public and will be held in the Dixon Education Building during restoration of the King Library.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 5:30pm · add to calendar 2018-03-06 17:30:00 2018-03-06 20:30:00 America/New_York Five Billion Years of Solitude https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/949598/five-billion-years-of-solitude The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480
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