Hosting Habitable Planets – Feb 25

NASA's recent Kepler Mission discovered that most stars in our Milky Way Galaxy host planets. Among those planets, Earth-size worlds are remarkably common. But the conditions for planets around their host stars vary with both distance from the star and mass of the star. Astronomer Gibor Basri will explore the issues surrounding habitability — the ability to support life — for planets and space around ALL types of stars.

Dr. Gibor Basri is Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. In 2016, he received Wonderfest's Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. 


Dr. Gibor Basri

WHAT: Can ALL Stars Host Habitable Planets?
WHO: Dr. Gibor Basri, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 [https://www.hopmonk.com/novato/]
WHEN: 2019-02-25 — 6:00pm, Monday, Feb 25
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-02-25 18:00 2019-02-25 19:30 Wonderfest, Can ALL Stars Host Habitable Planets? Speaker: Dr. Gibor Basri, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
Description:

NASA's recent Kepler Mission discovered that most stars in our Milky Way Galaxy host planets. Among those planets, Earth-size worlds are remarkably common. But the conditions for planets around their host stars vary with both distance from the star and mass of the star. Astronomer Gibor Basri will explore the issues surrounding habitability — the ability to support life — for planets and space around ALL types of stars.

Dr. Gibor Basri is Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. In 2016, he received Wonderfest's Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. 

Location: HopMonk Tavern Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945
HOW:

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