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Exoplanets and Space Telescopes

Prof Carole Haswell
This event took place on 8th October 2019 at 7:30pm (18:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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).




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The webcast was open to 3000 users

(90 minutes)