Seeing A World In A Point Of Light

Wednesday January 20, 2016 3:00 pm
Marlar Lounge (37-252)

Seeing a World in a Point of Light

Activity Leader:  Dr. Zachory Berta-Thompson, Torres Postdoctoral Fellow

Astronomers can observe the sizes, orbits, masses, and atmospheres of planet orbiting distant stars, without ever seeing the planets directly. Come learn how we do this and the worlds we hope to discover soon, with the help of the TESS mission, now being built at MIT.