Hear an International Expert on Exoplanets and the Search for Life in the Universe

On November 3rd, Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger will give a talk at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium which will be live streamed into the Casper Planetarium.  You’ll be able to see the visuals on the dome and hear her just as if you were at the Adler, and even ask questions after the presentation (via text).    The presentation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and is FREE.   The level is appropriate for teens and adults; seating is limited, so we recommend arriving early.

Here’s how the Adler’s website describes this event:

Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered over the past two decades. In this lecture Dr. Kaltenegger will discuss these discoveries and explore how we can determine which of these exoplanets might be suitable for life. She will discuss techniques and  missions to detect life itself on these worlds to finally answer the question”Are we alone in the Universe?

Lisa Kaltenegger

Lisa Kaltenegger is director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University and an associate professor in Cornell’s astronomy department. Her research focuses on exploring worlds around alien Suns and searching for signs of life. Her awards include the 2014 Doppler Prize for Innovation in Science and the 2012 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Physics. She was named an innovator to watch by TIME, a Role Model for Women in Science and Research by the European Commission, and one of America’s Young Innovators by Smithsonian Magazine. She is featured in the new IMAX movie “Search for Life in space”. Asteroid 7734 Kaltenegger is named after her.”

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