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Exoplanets and How to Find Them

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19:30 – 21:00 18 Feb 2013
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William Penney Theatre, AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR

Speakers: Dr. Andrew Norton

Twenty years ago, planets around other stars were the stuff of science fiction; yet today that fiction is a reality and we know of around 800 so called exoplanets, with thousands of further possible ones identified.
In this talk I will tell a little of the history of this remarkable advance, and show just how exoplanets are discovered, using a range of models and demonstrations.
Some highlights from recent discoveries will be discussed, including those from the SuperWASP project which staff at the Open University are involved with, and the prospects for future discoveries of habitable Earth-like planets will be outlined.
The theatre entrance can be found on the A340 Basingstoke to Newbury road, just before the Heath End Roundabout at Tadley. Car park near the William Penney theatre.
Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served from 19:00. The lecture is open to all, including non-members.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: David Parkes
Email: IOP.Lectures@awe.co.uk

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19:30 – 21:00 18 Feb 2013
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