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Exoplanets: A Census of Our Galactic Neighbors

presented by Prof. Matthew Pappas

7:30 PM Thursday, June 23, 2016
Ross School Tennis Center
20 Goodfriend Rd, East Hampton, NY


In 1989, astronomers discovered the first planet beyond our solar system orbiting the remnants of a dead star.  Since that 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 to date and discuss the implications that such discoveries may have on the search for life beyond Earth.

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