Exoplanets & Beyond

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The Worthy Garden Club is excited to invite you to the third chapter of our on-going series of Cosmic Chats with Dr. Scott Fisher, UO Physics Professor and Director of Pine Mountain Observatory.

In this two-pronged public-level presentation Dr. Fisher will talk about the biggest and most exciting astronomical discovery of our generation, exoplanets. In the last 15 years or so we’ve discovered over 3500 planets orbiting stars that are not the Sun. Even more amazing, astronomers now think that every star in the sky has – on average – one planets orbiting around it. This has completely changed our place in the Universe, Dr. Fisher will tell us how and why it is such a big deal.

In the second part of the hour long talk, Dr. Fisher will open up the floor to the audience for an always rousing game of “Stump the Astronomer!” So come prepared with your space and astronomy related questions ready and let’s have a fun and interactive evening with one of our favorite local astronomers.
We will follow up our discussion with Hopservatory viewing starting at 8:30pm.

Saturday, October 13
Doors open at 6:30, Talk starts at 7pm
Free event – Seating is limited, come early
Location: Worthy Brewing Hop Mahal

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