Hunting exoplanets and life in the Universe – “Livestreames”
NASA recently announced the end of an
era. After nine years of operation, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft will be retired,
but not without making an indelible imprint on humankind’s understanding of the
universe. Perhaps its greatest legacy is the knowledge that planets outnumber
stars in the galaxy. With over 2,500 planet discoveries and another 2,000
awaiting confirmation, Kepler revealed a staggering diversity of worlds turning
sci-fi fantasy into scientific reality.
It also changed our collective perspective regarding the feasibility of finding evidence of life beyond Earth and catalysed efforts across the globe to reach that goal.
In this illustrated, nontechnical presentation, astrophysicist and planet hunter, Dr. Natalie Batalha, the former project scientist for NASA’s Kepler mission, will give an overview of Kepler’s remarkable scientific legacy. She will highlight some of the key discoveries and share a preview of exciting follow-up missions in progress and on the drawing board.
With the retirement of Kepler, we pass the baton and watch in anticipation as a new era of exploration unfolds.
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Professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Natalie Batalha, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Dato: Tirsdag den 2. april 2019, kl. 19.00-21.00
Oplægsholder: Professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Natalie Batalha, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Sted: Holstebro Gymnasium & HF
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