Royal Institution Public Talk - Finding Earth 2.0

Royal Institution Public Talk - Finding Earth 2.0

Thursday 20th July 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Exoplanets are the planets outside our solar system, and they come in all different shapes, sizes, orbits and densities. Over 5000 of them have already been discovered, but experts hypothesise that there may be billions in total, many of which may be habitable should we ever need an Earth 2.0.

Join professor of astronomy and mathematics Richard Nelson, who explores these weird and wonderful astral phenomena.

With the James Webb Space Telescope expected to reveal more exoplanets and further insight into their conditions and potential for extraterrestrial life, there couldn’t be a better time to take this fascinating journey through the Universe and onto the outer limits of our knowledge.

Please note that this has already taken place on 20/07/2023

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    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

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    Wednesday 17th July 2024 from 18:00pm to 19:15pm

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