Searching for Planets Around Other Stars: A North Pole Adventure
September 23, 2014
Humanity has recently made a great leap in our understanding of the Universe: we now know there are many Earth-like habitable worlds around other stars. Nicholas Law will introduce us to exoplanets, planets that orbit other stars in our galaxy. He’ll discuss these revolutionary discoveries, and go on to describe Evryscopes, exotic new very wide field survey telescopes that we are building at UNC and deploying around the world to advance our detection and understanding of exoplanets.
Nicholas M. Law, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.
Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.
Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to Foster’s Market
Monday – Saturday: 9-9