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Exoplanets and how to find them

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19:30 – 21:30 11 Oct 2011
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Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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 over 500 so called exoplanets, with thousands of further possible ones identified.
In this talk I will tell a little of the history of this emarkable 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 OU are involved with, and the prospects for future discoveries of habitable Earth-like planets with the proposed European PLATO mission will be outlined.
Free car parking near the Lecture Theatre.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: Email: r.mackintosh@open.ac.uk or t.a.bartlett@open.ac.uk (secretary)

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19:30 – 21:30 11 Oct 2011
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