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Space Farming: A Talk with Richard Barker

October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Mead Public Library • Rocca Room • Sheboygan
An Exploration Into AstroBotany
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Mead Public Library
710 N. 8th St Rocca Room
53081 Sheboygan , WI

Have you ever wondered how plants can grow in outer space? Join NASA-affiliated researhcer Richard Barker for an exploration of his astrobotany experiments with the International Space Station.

Astrobotany is the study of plant life and plant interactions in space environments. This includes understanding plant response for human spaceflight as well as the possibility of plant life on other planets. Barker is a UW-Madison researcher and co-investigator on three NASA grants involving atrobotany experiments.

Presented in partnership with the Mead Public Library Foundation, this Academy Talk is free and open to the public with advance online registration. Arrive early and join us for a 6:00pm reception.

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is a UW-Madison researcher investigating plant responses to spaceflight using custom imaging platforms and cloud-based data analysis. He currently is a Co-Investigator on three NASA grants and has been involved in the planning and launch of multiple AstroBotany experiments to the International Space Station (ISS).

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