Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series (Physics for Everyone): "Extrasolar Planets: The Strange Worlds Surrounding Us and the Instruments We Use to Find Them"

-

Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science (View on map.nd.edu)

Presented by: Prof. Jeff Chilcote

Over the past three decades, we have gone from knowing about a handful of planets orbiting our Sun to thousands of planets orbiting every type of star in solar systems which look similar and very different from our own solar system. To discover all the thousands of worlds we have, astronomers have had to invent newer even more precise eyes than ever before. We shall discuss the planets discovered, the new instruments we have had to construct, and the promise that the future of exoplanets holds.

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu.