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A Grand Tour of Remarkable Exoplanets 

December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk by Dr. Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer at the SETI Institute
Tuesday, December 8
7-8 p.m.
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Exoplanets are everywhere. Astronomers have discovered more 4,000 of them and today we know that in average each star in our galaxy has 2 planets! Among them, 300 million could be habitable. That’s a lot of worlds!

The SETI Institute’s Franck Marchis will give us a tour of the most remarkable exoplanets, those who could be a twin of Earth as well as those weird worlds which are very different to the planets we find in our solar system. Lava worlds, ocean worlds, hot Jupiters, super-Earths? What do those names mean to astronomers?  We will dive into these other worlds and discuss why they are important to scientists who are searching for life.


About Dr. Franck Marchis

Dr. Franck Marchis is a Senior Planetary Astronomer at the SETI Institute and Chief Scientific Officer at Unistellar. Passionate about Astronomy, he has dedicated most of my research to the development of adaptive optics on large telescopes to study asteroids and search for exoplanets. Unistellar is a private company whose goal is to create the largest network of citizen astronomers around the world, capable of reconnecting with the dark sky with a digital, smart telescope and collecting scientific data for space agencies.


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December 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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