November Virtual Meeting – Via Zoom

JamiePublished November 13, 2021 by Jamie

The NHAC monthly meeting is Friday, November 19th – please join us via Zoom! 

Topic: NHAC November Meeting
Time: Nov 19, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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6:30pm Novice Talk

Join us for an update on the December sky, upcoming events, and some getting started with astronomy information.

 

7:30pm Main Presentation

We will present a recent talk given on the NASA Night Sky Network by Robert Zellem PhD discussing exoplanets; including the science behind exoplanet research and discovery and the hunt for evidence of life in our galaxy.

Rob is an exoplanet astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on ground- and space-based observations of the atmospheres of exoplanets, planets outside of our Solar System. Rob is a member of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s Coronograph Instrument (CGI; an instrument that will directly-image exoplanets) Project Science Team and is the lead of developing its Science Calibration Plan. He is the JPL Commissioning Lead of NESSI, a new multi-object spectrograph at Palomar Observatory that will study tens of these alien worlds.