How to discover a Planet from your sofa

Monday, 5th October 2015 at 6pm - 7:30pm

Location: Science House Thorndon

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At Six: How to discover a planet from your sofa, 5 October, Wellington 

Chris-LintottAstronomers have discovered that planets are common, but many are stranger than we could possibly have imagined. In this talk, Professor Chris Lintott will explore new discoveries, ask whether aliens are out there somewhere, and explain how you can help in the search.

Chris Lintott is Professor of Astrophysics and Citizen Science at the University of Oxford, UK, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and presenter of the BBC series The Sky at Night. 

Details: 6pm Monday 5 October, Te Whare Apārangi, Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington.

Tickets for this talk cost $15 general admission, $10 for members of the Royal Society of New Zealand, $10 for students with ID, and include a glass of wine or juice on arrival. |  Buy tickets. Door sales available (credit card/Eftpos/cash) if not sold out prior. Enquiries only: 04 472 7421 or lectures@royalsociety.org.nz. View webpage

Please note: Chris Lintott is also speaking on 3 October in Auckland, on 7 October in Christchurch and on 10 October in Twizel.

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