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Life on Mars

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and we're sorry there is no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9pm
The Ship, 134 New Cavendish St,
London W1W 6YB
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Loved the film The Martian or never seen it? No problem! This evening will take you through possible life on Mars, whether you can survive (or not..) on potatoes alone, and how to grow drugs on our neighbouring planet. 

Can you survive on only potatoes?

Sinead Roberts (Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition)
Drawing inspiration from the classic movie "The Martian" where Matt Damon's character famously survives on potatoes, we'll address the question: Can we really sustain ourselves on potatoes alone? Through scientific research and real-life case studies, we'll separate fact from fiction and explore the feasibility of such a spud-centric lifestyle.

Red Planet, Green Medicine: Growing Drugs on Mars

Cathy Moore (Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Biology )
Explore the thrilling frontier of space agriculture and the potential to grow more than just potatoes on the Martian soil. From astro-aspirin to extra-terrestrial insulin, we'll delve into the high-flying possibilities of how we can access pharmaceuticals beyond Earth's bounds.

Is There Life on Mars

Lewis Dartnell (Professor in Science Communication)
Blast off into a world of Martian mischief and cosmic curiosity with Lewis. Get ready to embark on a journey that's out of this world as we navigate the terrain of possibility and ponder the age-old question: are we alone in the universe, or just missing the invitation to the ultimate extra-terrestrial soirée? From alien microbes to the potential for Martian metropolises, we'll dissect the data, dodge the space dust, and maybe even uncover the 'red carpet' secrets of the universe.
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