Music of the Spheres – Exoplanet Insights

The University of Montreal's Lauren Weiss and Ohio State University's Marc Pinsonneault are NASA Kepler Mission Experts. Together, and separately, they have helped to discover many MANY worlds orbiting other stars.

In this Wonderfest dialogue, Dr. Weiss, a post-doctoral fellow, will talk about the sizes and compositions of the Kepler exoplanets. She will reveal the essentials of planetary discovery by helping audience members to build a model exoplanet system and observatory. Dr. Pinsonneault, Professor of Astronomy, will discuss what we are learning — from the very same sort of observatory — about sound(!) waves generated within stars, and what those sound waves can teach us about the host stars of exoplanets.

Lauren Weiss & Marc Pinsonneault

WHAT: Music of the Spheres: Exoplanets and Stellar Vibrations
WHO: Lauren Weiss & Marc Pinsonneault, Researchers, NASA Ames Research Center
WHERE: Box HQ, 900 Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City
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WHEN: 2017-06-22 — 7:30pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017

With big thanks to Box, this FREE Wonderfest event is presented as part of NASA's Kepler Exoplanet Week. Kindly be sure to register below. Our venue, Box HQ in Redwood City, is convenient to public transportation. A multi-story parking garage lies adjacent to the Box building; parking there is free for the first 1.5 hours, $2.50/hr thereafter.