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Reminder for Alternative Rock(s): Plans for Finding Earth-like Exoplanets

Posted over 8 years ago

This is just a friendly reminder that the Alternative Rock(s): Plans for Finding Earth-like Exoplanets (general meetings event) is scheduled for Sep 16, 2015, 07:30 PM. We're having a meet-n-greet, starting at 7PM. Please come out and join us!

Alternative Rock(s): Plans for Finding Earth-like Exoplanets

Details

Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Exoplanets

Held on: Sep 16, 2015 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Sep 16, 2015 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Brett Morris

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

Overview

For the last two decades, planet searches have been largely designed to determine the number of planets in the galaxy and their sizes in a statistical sense. At present, a transition is underway towards searching for particular kinds of planets, like habitable Earth-sized ones, or planets we can study with great detail. In this talk, UW astronomy and astrobiology graduate student Brett Morris will review the methods used to find exoplanets, and lay out the upcoming missions planned by NASA and ESA for finding the first habitable Earth-like world which we'll be able to search for life.