Planets, Planets Everywhere

Commencement Date:  16th March

Day and Time:  Thursday 10 – 12 noon

Class Size:  6 – 20

Course Duration:  2 hours

Venue:  Apex House, 3 Gollan Street, Ulverstone

Tutor: Martin George

Outline of Course:  The talk will be about the discovery of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.  The first was discovered in 1995, and we are now confident that other ‘solar systems’ are common.  However, except in a very few cases, we have never actually seen these planets!  Martin will discuss how we detect them, and how we can learn about their masses and orbital periods – and even the constituents of their atmospheres!

Course requirements:  Your questions

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