Extrasolar Planets - 20 Years On

21 October 2015

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: School of Physics and Astronomy, GO Jones Building, Queen Mary University of London

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Discover Worlds Beyond our Solar System

Since 1995 almost 2000 planets have been found orbiting stars other than the Sun - extrasolar planets. This public lecture will describe how these planets have been found, what types of different planetary systems have been detected, and how the planets discovered so far tells us about how planetary systems form and evolve.

Refreshments and nibbled will be served afterwards.

Professor Richard Nelson is the Head of the Astronomy Unit in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary.