Planets Around Other Stars: A Public Talk by Dr. William Borucki

Date: April 5, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Korn Convocation Hall

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences presents Dr. William Borucki, principal investigator of NASA's Kepler Mission.

The Kepler Mission has revolutionized our knowledge of the cosmos by demonstrating that most stars have planets. For the first time in the history of humankind, we know that there are billions of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. Many of these planets may be Earth-like, which dramatically affects our understanding of the prospects of life elsewhere.

Borucki has devoted over 30 years of his career to design this mission, lead the investigation, and report the results. He’ll share with us how the Kepler Mission was conceived, why it was so successful, and how it transformed our view of the universe.

Attendance is limited, so reserve your seat now with the form below.

This event is enabled by a generous gift from Michael W. Thacher and Rhonda L. Rundle to the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences. "Rhonda and I are excited to support the important research and educational activities of EPSS," said Thacher. "This colloquium focuses on one of the most revolutionary developments in astronomy in recent decades." Both Thacher and his wife have MBAs from the Anderson School. Rhonda also has an MA in history from UCLA.

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