The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe NM 87501


General Admission | $5


Phone | (505) 988-1234


The InterPlanetary Project’s kick-off event is a panel discussion at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe. Panelists will consider questions like these: What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? How should we address the most pressing problems of Earth to tackle a challenge at this scale? What will success mean for future generations? What is holding humanity back and what do we all need to achieve in terms of novel governance, new technologies, shared resources, and global cooperation to achieve this goal?

Panelists will include
Planetary scientist Linda Elkins-Tanton is director of the School of Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University.

Science and technology journalist Kate Greene spent four months in Hawaii on a simulated Mars mission for NASA.

Sandra Moore Faber, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has made important discoveries linking the brightness of galaxies to the speed of stars within them.

Jonah Nolan is a screenwriter, television producer, director, and author who has collaborated on several films with his brother, Christopher, including Interstellar, Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises, and Memento.

Transdisciplinary artist, researcher, writer, teacher, and “citizen-scientist” Dario Robleto is an artist in residence at the SETI Institute.

Neal Stephenson is a writer known for his works of speculative fiction, exploring subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, linguistics, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He is a Santa Fe Institute Miller Scholar.