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Lecture

Finding Life Beyond Our Solar System - Barrow-in-Furness

The James Webb Space Telescope

Sep
11
11 Sep 2024 /  
7:30pm - 9:30pm

About

Is there life beyond planet Earth, is one of the great questions of all time. In the last twenty years we have come a long way towards answering this question. We find living organisms in extreme environments on Earth, evidence for possible habitats in unexpected places in our solar system and over 5000 planets orbiting other stars. By careful observation we know something about the physical properties of these planets, whether they are dense and rocky like our Earth or gas giants like Jupiter.

The James Webb Telescope is opening a new dimension of research as it enables us to detect molecules in the atmosphere of some of these planets.

 This talk will bring us up to date with the latest findings.

 

Speaker: Dr Robin Catchpole, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University

Organised by: IET/PESC
Contact: Anne Morris
(anne.morris@ietvolunteer.org)

Environment
Satellites
Aerospace
Space

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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11 Sep 2024 

7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Organiser

  • Lancashire and Cumbria Local Network

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Location

The Forum

28 Duke Street
Barrow
Cumbria
LA14 1HH
GB

Programme

19:00 - Registration and Networking
19:30 - Talk
21:30 - (approx) Conclusion

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