Life On Mars

Is there life on Mars? We’ve been asking the question for centuries, but could clues in Western Australia’s Pilbara soon gives us answers? Join a panel of NASA scientists and astrophysicists as they discuss all things Mars.

How will people live on the red planet? Is there already simple life there? Will Mars be a base for humanity one day stepping out into the galaxy? Do we have galactic neighbours?

Graham Phillips [ABC’s catalyst] will lead this panel of leading Australian and International scientists to give you answers.



Dr Graham Phillips | ABC Catalyst


15 August 2019


Perth Convention & Exhibition Center,Riverside Theatre,WA


Dr Mitch Schulte | Program Scientist NASA Mars 2020
Prof. Paul Davis AM | Astrophysicists ASU
Prof. Martin Van Kranendonk | Astrobiologist UNSW
Dr Vanessa Lickfold | Head of Geoscience Western Australian Iron Ore Iron Ore, BHP
Renae Sayers | Research Ambassador, Curtin University

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Create an infographic, poster or other form of media to share something about:

  • fossil stromatolites,
  • the origins of life on Earth,
  • the search for life on Mars and/or
  • how humans may live on Mars

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All entries must be received by 6pm(WST)4 August 2019 and winners will be notified by 6pm(WST)6 August 2019

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