What Does It Take to Discover 2,332 Planets?: An Evening with NASA Kepler Scientists

Special Event | June 22 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Auditorium

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), Department of Astronomy

On June 22, 2017, join the Lawrence Hall of Science, the UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy, and NASA scientists to learn what has been discovered through NASA’s Kepler mission—and how we might find Earth 2.0. Since 2009, the Kepler space telescope has been discovering “exoplanets”—that is, Earth-size planets that orbit stars similar to our Sun.

Attendees at this free event will hear from:

*Gibor Basri, Co-Investigator on the Kepler mission and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UC Berkeley
*Courtney Dressing, scientist on the Kepler mission and Assistant Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley
*Dr. Martin Still, Program Scientist at NASA
Alan Gould of the Lawrence Hall of Science will also be at the event to discuss how the Hall contributed to this amazingly successful NASA mission as one of its lead Education and Public Outreach (EPO) partners. A Q&A session with the speakers will follow the panel presentation.

This is your chance to speak with real NASA scientists!
Space is limited. An RSVP is REQUIRED for this event. Please visit the Event Webpage for registration information.

 Friends of the University, General Public

 All Audiences

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 kaliesacco@berkeley.edu