In Search Of Sunset On Alien Worlds (IAP Activity)

Thursday January 23, 2014 2:00 pm

We now know of thousands of planets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way, but what do we really know about each one of them individually? For a particular subset of known extrasolar planets, we can measure their sizes, their densities, and even the composition and structure of their atmospheres. This talk will take you on a tour through the methods astronomers use to observe the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our Galaxy, particularly focusing on what we can learn from current and upcoming space telescopes. Come prepared to explore strange new planets!

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up.

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Debbie Meinbresse