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WHAT DO EXOPLANETS LOOK LIKE THROUGH A SOLAR GRAVITY LENS? (AAS Hangout), Mar 19, 2021, virtual, 3:00 pm ET

The American Astronautical Society will hold its next Future In Space Hangout on March 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET.

The topic is: What Do Exoplanets Look Like Through a Solar Gravity Lens?

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube, no registration is necessary.

Participants are:

  • Slava Turyshev, research scientist at NASA JPL
  • Louis Friedman, Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus at The Planetary Society
  • Tony Darnell, Deep Astronomy (moderator)

The emailed announcement is reproduced below.

 

What Do Exoplanets Look Like Through A Solar Gravity Lens?

Join us March 19 for the next American Astronautical Society “Future in Space” online discussion:

Viewing Exoplanets Through A Solar Gravity Lens 

Friday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

FREE – No registration required!

Event linkhttps://youtu.be/LBGUozKTK1Y

 

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Exciting new mission concepts based on the theory of the solar gravitational lens are being considered using unique technologies to conduct unprecedented science reaching far into the universe. These missions would use the Sun as a gravitational lens to resolve an exoplanet surface and search for signs of life using innovative spacecraft and benefits of autonomous systems.

In this event, Slava Turyshev, research scientist at NASA JPL, and Louis Friedman, Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus at The Planetary Society, will lead a discussion on exoplanets and how they are viewed through a solar gravity lens. They will be joined by your moderator Tony Darnell, Deep Astronomy.   

Watch these videos before the Hangout to learn more about the topic and build your questions for the guests:

 

This American Astronautical Society “Future in Space” online session is available for FREE and on-line participants have the ability to submit questions to the speakers. This session will set the stage for future, more detailed discussions of the science needs, programs, risks, and challenges in missions to support the human lunar exploration. 
JOIN US ONLINE:

YouTubehttps://youtu.be/LBGUozKTK1Y

More information is available at https://astronautical.org/events/hangouts/.

Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm