Science at Cal Lecture - How to Find a Habitable Planet

Lecture | November 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Courtney Dressing, Astronomy Department

 Science@Cal

Several decades of ground- and space-based investigations have revealed that our galaxy is teeming with planetary systems and that Earth-sized planets are common. Dr. Dressing will review our understanding of small planets and then chart a path towards the detection and characterization of habitable planets orbiting nearby stars.

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 scienceatcal@berkeley.edu

Relative sizes of Kepler habitable zone planets discovered as of 2013 April 18. Except for Earth, these are artists' renditions. Image: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech