Astronomy Talk

ASTRONOMY TALK GUEST SPEAKER
JESSIE CHRISTIANSEN
ASTROPHYSICIST
NASA EXOPLANET SCIENCE INSTITUTE
CALTECH
Truth is Stranger than (Science) Fiction
Astronomy Talk – We speculated about the existence of planets orbiting other Suns for hundreds, if not thousands of years before their existence was finally confirmed. During that time we invented and depicted many new and now iconic sci-fi worlds – mysterious planets with exotic landscapes, orbiting alien star systems. When our technology finally caught up with our imaginations, what we found was even more extraordinary than we had imagined. As lead scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Archive, I’ll take you on a tour of some of the more wild and wonderful exoplanet discoveries we have made, including some famous, fan-favorite fictional planets brought to life – and some we have yet to find.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
5:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time
Free and Open to the Public
Keck Observatory Astronomy Talks are supported by the
Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation
Zoom Webinar Connection
https://bit.ly/Keck-Christiansen
This talk will also be live-streamed on Facebook

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