Science and Technology
Weymouth and Portland U3A Science and Technology Club
Meets on second Tuesday Monthly at 10am - July/August Summer Break No meetings/talks
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Please note: Talks may be cancelled or re-arranged under certain circumstances. If your name is on the contact list, you will be informed of these changes by email.
November 9th 10am - LIFE ON VENUS - OR NOT By Richard Doney
In September 2020, a multinational team led by Prof Jane Greaves of Cardiff University announced the detection of Phospine inthe atmosphere of Venus. The team proposed that the presence of Phosphine indicated biological activity or "life". This caused a sensation in the scientific community,challenging the belief that Venus was just too inhospitable to host any form
of life. The subsequent debate and counter-arguments in the community provide a text book example of 'the scientific method'.
This talk asks:
- what is life?
- what about life elsewhere in the Solar System?
- what exactly was the Venus discovery?
Shows how the Scientific Method kicked into gear
And wonders: is there life on Venus or not
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