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Exoplanets and space telescopes


Prof Carole Haswell, The Open University


We live in exciting times: we have recently learned that our Galaxy contains more than one planet for each human being on planet Earth! We will show how we are able to say this, despite the fact that we have only directly imaged a handful of exoplanets. We will discuss some recent highlights and preview the scientific breakthroughs we anticipate from forthcoming space missions. These are, with expected launch dates: the CHEOPS mission (2019), the James Webb Space Telescope (2021) and ESA’s PLATO and ARIEL (2027).

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Organised By
IOP London and Southeast Branch
08 Oct 2019 19:30 to 20:30
Berrill Lecture Theatre
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
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