Grades 3-8 | Dr. Valerie Rapson presents The Search for Another Earth - Nov 19, 2020 12:10pm EST

Events > 2020 > November > Grades 3-8 | Dr. Valerie Rapson presents The Search for Another Earth - Nov 19, 2020 12:10pm EST

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Space agencies around the world are pointing telescopes towards the sky in search of planets outside the solar system that are similar to Earth. So far, astronomers have discovered over 4000 exoplanets in total, with 40 or more having the possibility of supporting life. Join us as we learn about different exoplanet telescope missions, and how we might determine if a planet is suitable for life!

Dr. Valerie Rapson earned her Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently an Assistant Professor at SUNY Oneonta (formerly Chief Astronomer at Dudley Observatory).

Earth & Space Science, Universe