On Friday, November 4th, join the Boise State Physics Department for a public astronomy presentation about exoplanets from special guest Dr. Elisabeth Adams.
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 Centauri 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 on Boise State’s campus in the Multi-Purpose Classroom Building, room 101 at 7:30p. Weather permitting, we will then star-gaze on top of the Brady Garage at 8:30p until 11p.