Lecture: How to Find a Planet Without Leaving Your Couch

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 at 8:15 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Lectures
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Chris Lintott, professor of astrophysics and research fellow at Oxford's New College, will discuss what we know and don't know, explain how you might find a planet of your own using only a laptop, and discuss the progress of NASA's TESS planet hunting mission.

As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, Chris Lintott leads a team who run the world's most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover planets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. Hunting for exoplanets -- planets around stars other than the Sun -- is a booming astronomical industry.