Next Live Interview: The Latest Exoplanet News from Kepler

by Nancy Atkinson on March 1, 2012

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Artist's conception of "Super-Earth" exoplanet Kepler-22b, which is about 2.4 times larger than Earth. Credit: NASA.


Coming up next in our series of live interviews with astronomers and scientists is a discussion of the latest news from the Kepler mission. Joining us will be Darin Ragozzine, a postdoctoral researcher with the Kepler mission, at the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory who studies transiting exoplanets, as well as the theory and dynamics of Kuiper belt objects.

The live interview will be a Hangout on Air, and be on Friday, March 2 at 18:00 UTC, 1 pm EST, 10 am PST. To watch the Hangout on Air, circle Fraser on Google+ and watch his feed for the link to the Hangout. There you can join in on the conversation and post your questions for us.

If you aren’t on Google+, you can also watch it live on the CosmoQuest Hangouts page, where there is also a place to post comments and questions. If you can’t watch live, we’ll post a recording of the Hangout later on UT.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Lord Haw-Haw. March 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Readers may be interested to know that SETI has also gone live, data collected by radio telescopes at the Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek is now publicly available:

http://www.setilive.org/

Travis Metcalfe March 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Some of the Kepler scientists are raising research funding through a non-profit adopt-a-star program called the “Pale Blue Dot” project. Many of the recent planet-hosting stars are still available at http://whitedwarf.org/palebluedot/planets.html

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