In recent years there has been an explosion in the discovery of new planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Previously the idea of exotic planets orbiting multiple stars has been left purely to science fiction. However, science has now discovered such worlds.
Delivered by astrophysicist Phil Sutton, ‘Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them’, the second annual Edmund Weaver Lecture in Astronomy, will look at some of these recent discoveries and discuss in the context of potential life. The lecture will also consider where the best places to look for life might be, in our own solar system or even moons or large moons around massive exoplanets.
The talk will take place on the 10th April in the Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus. The lecture is free to attend, but booking is recommended.