Stephen Hawking recently declared that humans need a new planetary home within the next 100 years or face perishing as a race.
While colonising distant planets is thousands of years off, scientists, governments and entrepreneurs all have realistic and shorter-term plans for Mars as Earth’s most likely, new ‘satellite city’. But how will it all work – who, when, how – and will the planets be ready for the destructive planetary force that is humanity?
Our panel separates science-fact from science-fiction to determine if we really are on the verge of becoming space invaders.
This is a free ticketed event.
World Science Festival Brisbane’s Townsville events are proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, Energy Queensland, Inspiring Australia and James Cook University.
102 Flinders Street, Townsville City, Queensland, Australia