Monday, April 15, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Dr Franck Marchis , Senior Planetary Astronomer, Exoplanet Research Group Director, SETI Institute and co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer at Unistellar
In only two decades, we have gone from the mere speculation about planets beyond our solar system (“exoplanets) to being able to observe them through a variety of methods. Dr. Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer at the SETI Institute will discuss new and sophisticated projects which aim to image directly those exoplanets. Future instruments could soon deliver an image of a cousin of Earth, or another Pale Blue Dot, a planet similar to our own. His talk will be followed by a demo of the Unistellar eVscope, an innovative digital telescope developed in partnership with the SETI Institute.