Beyond the Telescope: Finding Inhabited Worlds

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Logistics

  • July 19, 2012
  • This event has passed.
  • Offering Format: Public Event, Lecture
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium
  • Admission: $15
  • Associated Persons

    With David Charbonneau, PhD, professor of astronomy, Harvard University

Description

Are there inhabited worlds other than our own? Humans have pondered this question for generations, and now, finally, we have the technological ability to answer it. Join David Charbonneau, PhD, a professor of astronomy at Harvard University, as he tours known exoplanets, searching for the telltale molecular fingerprints of life. As a member of the NASA Kepler Mission to find Earth-like planets, he led the first studies of the compositions of exoplanets and their atmospheres, and was named Scientist of the Year by Discover Magazine.

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