Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond our Solar Systems

Sunday 01:00pm

Panelists:
Dr. Jennifer L. Carter  

The idea that worlds exist beyond our solar system, exoplanets, dates back to the late sixteenth century; but, it was not until 1992 that the first exoplanet discovery was confirmed using pulsar timing. Detections continued at a crawl until the Kepler mission began in 2009. To date, over 3,700 exoplanets have been confirmed using a variety of techniques. The types of exoplanets detected range from incredibility hot, Jupiter sized exoplanets to Earth-like exoplanets that may be habitable for life. We’ll discuss where and how exoplanets are detected and what the future holds for exoplanet science.

Radisson Hotel Albany 205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205 October 28, 2018 The idea that worlds exist beyond our solar system, exoplanets, dates back to the late sixteenth century; but, it was not until 1992 that the first exoplanet discovery was confirmed using pulsar timing. Detections continued at a crawl until the Kepler mission began in 2009. To date, over 3,700 exoplanets have been confirmed using a variety of techniques. The types of exoplanets detected range from incredibility hot, Jupiter sized exoplanets to Earth-like exoplanets that may be habitable for life. We’ll discuss where and how exoplanets are detected and what the future holds for exoplanet science. October 28, 2018