HUNTING EXOPLANETS AND LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

Dato/klokkeslæt

02/04/2019
18:45 - 21:00

Sted
Rønde Gymnasium, Kr. Herskindsvej 6, lokal GeoboXen, Rønde


Holdnummer: 1273
Dato: Tirsdag 2/4
Pris: Gratis deltagelse, men benyt venligst tilmelding. Rønde Gymnasium er vært ved en kop kaffe.
Kontaktpersoner: (ikke for tilmelding) Rektor Sven Gaardbo, Rønde Gymnasium, tlf. 8637 1977, Birthe Damgård Nielsen, tlf. 2947 6833,
og Mona Thomassen, tlf. 6178 2697
Underviser: Professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Natalie Batalha, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

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The lecture will be held in English / Foredraget afholdes på engelsk

Professor Natalie Batalha

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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