Possibility of Alien Life in the Universe Explored at Southern Oaks Library


Do the photos from the Mars Rover Curiosity give you the urge to explore the universe?  Does looking at the stars draw you upward?  Are you wearing out your “X-Files” DVD collection?  Admit it—you’re a space junkie.

For you, the place to be on Monday evening, October 29, is the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, at 6:30 p.m. to meet Dr. Mukremin Kilic from the University of Oklahoma Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Dr. Kilic will talk about the possibility of life as we know it on other planets, and life as we don’t know it.

In 2011, Dr. Kilic received the Paul Hertelendy Prize from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  “I enjoy observing the Universe from quiet places on top of 7-14 thousand feet high mountains in Arizona, Chile, Hawaii, and Texas,” he said.

After his talk, Dr. Kilic will introduce a short documentary on the topic of alien life in the universe.

You can register for the program by calling 631-4468 or dropping by the Southern Oaks Library Information Desk.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.