Oumuamua: Interstellar Visitor – Jul 17

[Image: NASA artist's impression]

In 2017, astronomers detected an elongated object swinging past Earth on its way out of the solar system. The size, shape, and motion of Oumuamua (roughly “scout” in Hawaiian) inspired a few excited researchers to suggest the visitation of an interstellar “spaceship." This presentation will explore the physical nature of Oumuamua and a vast fleet of its extrasolar cohorts.

Our presenter, Dr. Douglas Lin, is Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. He is also the founding director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at Peking University. This online event is produced by Wonderfest for the Mt Tam Astronomy Program.


Douglas Lin

WHAT: Oumuamua: Interstellar Visitor
WHO: Douglas Lin, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz
WHERE: Online, via Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89697734661]
WHEN: 2021-07-17 — 7:30p PDT, Sat, July 17 (1 hour)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2021-07-17 19:30 2021-07-17 20:30 Wonderfest, Oumuamua: Interstellar Visitor Speaker: Douglas Lin, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz
Description:

[Image: NASA artist's impression]

In 2017, astronomers detected an elongated object swinging past Earth on its way out of the solar system. The size, shape, and motion of Oumuamua (roughly “scout” in Hawaiian) inspired a few excited researchers to suggest the visitation of an interstellar “spaceship." This presentation will explore the physical nature of Oumuamua and a vast fleet of its extrasolar cohorts.

Our presenter, Dr. Douglas Lin, is Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. He is also the founding director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at Peking University. This online event is produced by Wonderfest for the Mt Tam Astronomy Program.

Location: Online, via Zoom
HOW:

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Collaborators:
Mount Tamalpais Astronomy Program [https://www.mttamastronomy.org]