We live in exciting times: we have recently learned that our Galaxy contains more than one planet for each human being on planet Earth! I will show how we are able to say this, despite the fact that we have only directly imaged a handful of exoplanets. I 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 Web Space Telescope (2021) and ESA's PLATO and ARIEL (2027).
Tuesday 8th October 2019, Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keyens, MK7 6AA
Light refreshments after the talk when you can meet the speaker
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00
Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 14:30 to 15:30
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00
Berrill Lecture Theatre