20 March 2019, Wednesday, 7:45 PM, Randall Museum Theater
“Another Pale Blue Dot: Inside the SETI Institute’s Search for Exoplanets”
Franck Marchis, PhD, Senior Planetary Astronomer, Exoplanet Research Group Director, SETI Institute
Dr. Marchis presents Another Pale Blue Dot:Inside the SETI Institute’s Search for Exoplanets, a talk on the search for planets beyond our solar system –referred to as exoplanets. In only two decades, scientists have gone from the mere speculation about exoplanets to being able to observe them through a variety of methods. Dr. Marchiswill discuss new and sophisticated projects designed to provide images of these exoplanets. Future instruments could soon deliver an image of a cousin of Earth, or another Pale Blue Dot, a planet similar to our own. The talk will be followed by a demonstration of the Unistellar eVscope, an innovative robotic telescope developed in partnership with the SETI Institute.
Tickets are free; non-SFAA members should bring their Eventbrite ticket for admission to the Randall Theater.