Exoplanets: Where are our Alien Neighbours? – New Date

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Speaker: Don Pollacco

Date: 20 October 2015 – New Date
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

We live at a time where the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets seems routine. Here we will review the current state of the art and show the limitations of the data and the claims that are made from it. We will discuss the present population of habitable zone planets looking for the fabled earth 2. Finally, we will look ahead at new experiments and in particular the ESA M3 Mission PLATO which is designed to discover habitable zone terrestrial planets in the next decade.

Biography
Don Pollacco (Professor of Astronomy, University of Warwick, PhD 1990 University of St Andrews UK) is a founding member of the WASP and NGTS projects. He is the Science Coordinator for ESA M3 mission PLATO and team member/Co-I of NASA FINESSE and the ESA S mission CHEOPS.  His main science interests revolve around the detection of bright stars with exoplanets and the subsequent experiments that they facilitate.

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