the cosmic origins of the human race -- how the galaxy was
assembled, how the Sun and Earth were formed, and from where
the precious chemical elements that comprise our bodies
came. For the first time in history, the human race is
poised to use that knowledge of our cosmic past to predict
our cosmic future, and it looks extraordinarily bright
ahead. Evidently, we human beings have been given the most
precious gift of all, cosmic time -- roughly a billion years
of it. The ultimate challenge to our species is now clear:
how will we use this extraordinary opportunity? Incorporating
the profound insights from cosmology will be central to
answering this question.
Join astronomer Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, either online or in-person for May's Public Lecture Series. Visit http://hubblesite.org/about_us/public_talks/ for links to both live and previous lectures, or join us in the Space Telescope Science Institute auditorium, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, Md., 21218. The Public Lecture Series occurs on the first Tuesday of every month. Admission is free and free parking is available in the lot across the street.