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Lecture | Kaiser Lente Lezing

Cancelled: The Interstellar Medium and the Building Blocks of Life

  • Dr. ir. A. Petrignani (UvA)
Saturday 21 March 2020
Kaiser Spring Lectures 2020
Oude Sterrewacht
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden

This lecture has been cancelled due to measures related to the coronavirus.

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Organic Molecules are found everywhere in the interstellar medium. They are more complex than expected. These organic compounds could have played an important role in the origin of life. In the search of (extraterrestrial) life, it is important to understand what these compounds are and how the play a role in the origin of life. 


The lecture starts at 14:00 and is meant for general public. After the lecture there is an opportunity to ask questions. For those who want to, there is the possibility to participate in a guided tour through the Old Observatory.

13:15  Doors open (coffee and tea available)
14:00 Lecture incl. 15 minutes for questions
15:15 Guided tour of the Old Observatory
16:00 End


The tickets for the lecture cost € 4.00 per person. If you also want to take the guided tour, you can buy a combination ticket for € 8, -.

Four Saturdays full of astronomy

The Leiden Astronomical Student Society 'F. Kaiser 'and the Leiden Old Observatory organise the traditional Kaiser Spring Lectures, the annual series of lectures for the general public. Four experts from both Leiden University and abroad will come to the Old Observatory to give a lecture on a central theme for the promotion of astronomy.


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