Speaker Series Fall 2021: Exoplanet Hunting From Home

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00 EST

Exoplanet hunting from home

Presented by Laurie Sibbald

RASC National & SkyNews

Since confirmation of the first exoplanet detection in 1992, humans have found almost 5,000 exoplanets orbiting distant stars — and detecting them is possible with the same equipment as used in backyard astrophotography. 

Co-hosted by RASC outreach assistant Samantha Jewett and SkyNews editor-in-chief Allendria Brunjes, learn how Laurie Sibbald began collecting photometry data from suburbia indicating exoplanets. All the skills were developed by doing deep space imaging using some of the excellent software tools and equipment available to consumers. The data quality is high enough to contribute to exoplanet research databases that scientists are using to improve our understanding of worlds outside of our Solar System.

This talk is on November 25, 2021 @ 7 pm EST

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