Exoplanets: A Census of Our Galactic Neighbors
presented by Prof. Matthew Pappas
|7:30 PM Thursday, June 26, 2014|
|Ross School Tennis Center
20 Goodfriend Dr
In 1989, astronomers discovered the first planet beyond our solar system orbiting the remnants of a dead star. Since that first discovery, advances in technology and observing techniques have steadily pushed the number of known exoplanets ever higher. In this lecture, Associate Professor Matthew Pappas of Suffolk Community College will present a survey of the exoplanets that have been found and discuss the implications that such discoveries may have on the search for life beyond Earth.
Matthew is an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Suffolk County Community College. His 14 year professional career has focused on communicating science to the public through the use of 3D visualizations, planetarium shows and public lectures delivered to groups across Long Island.
Following this talk and weather permitting Montauk Observatory telescopes will be available for celestial observations.
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