Hunting Planets: Celebrating 20 Years of Exoplanets
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets - planets around other sun-like stars - the Carnegie Institution for Science and the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program are hosting a special program titled "Hunting Planets: Celebrating 20 Years of Exoplanets", on Wednesday, 21 October 2015, from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Carnegie Institution for Science in downtown Washington, D.C.
This event will highlight prominent scientists, DTM's Alan Boss and Paul Butler and Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Natalie Batalha, connected to the discovery and our understanding of exoplanets. The program will begin with an interactive exhibit, followed by presentations about the past, present, and future of exoplanet research. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Presentations will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Lectures are free. Registration is required. Registration will open on 21 September 2015. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Alan Boss, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
Paul Butler, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
Natalie Batalha, Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration