When: Fri., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. 2016
Join the Boise State Physics Department and special guest Dr. Elisabeth Adams for a public astronomy presentation about exoplanets. Between planets that orbit so close to their stars that their year is measured in hours, to the recently discovered planet around the closest star to Earth (Proxima b), exoplanets have never been closer. We will discuss what it would be like to visit an ultra-short-period planet, as well as a not-entirely-crazy plan to send probes to Proxima Centauri b. The lecture will be held in Room 101 of the Multi-Purpose Classroom Building, with star-gazing at the Brady Garage from 8:30-11 p.m., weather permitting.