A collection of open lectures that can help us better-understand our neighbors, our society, our planet, our galaxy, and the Universe.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Exoplanets and how to find them
Each week new observations add to the tally of 'hot-Jupiters' and 'super-Earths' found in orbit around nearby stars. Other planetary systems appear commonplace in our Milky Way, but how closely do they resemble our own Solar System, and what are the implications for life elsewhere?
About the Lecturer
Carolin Susan Crawford is a British communicator of science, astrophysicist researcher, lecturer and academic based at the Institute of Astronomy and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.