Extrasolar Planets: The Strange Worlds Surrounding Us and the Instruments We Use to Find Them

Prof. Jeff Chilcote

Tuesday April 16th 2019 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

During the past three decades we have gone from knowing about a handful of planets orbiting our sun to identifying thousands of planets orbiting every type of star in solar systems that may or may not look like our own. To discover all the thousands of worlds in the universe, astronomers have had to invent more precise “eyes” than ever before. Learn about the new planets we have discovered, the new instruments we have had to construct, and the promise that the future of searching for exoplanets holds.

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