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Exoplanets: A Sense of Our Galactic Neighbors
June 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In 1989, astronomers discovered the first planet beyond our solar system orbiting the remnants of a dead star. Since that first discovery, advances in technology and observing techniques have steadily pushed the number of known exoplanets ever higher.
In this lecture, Associate Professor Matthew Pappas of Suffolk Community College will present a survey of the exoplanets that have been found and discuss the implications that such discoveries may have on the search for life beyond Earth.
Matthew’s 14 year professional career has focused on communicating science to the public through the use of 3D visualizations, planetarium shows and public lectures delivered to groups across Long Island.
Following this talk at the Ross School Tennis Center, and weather permitting Montauk Observatory telescopes will be available for celestial observations.