Southern Vermont Astronomy Group’s Meeting

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Whiting Library
117 Main St
Chester, VT 05143

Join the exploration of the universe and discuss a planetary survey mission.

A survey mission is now underway to carefully seek planets orbiting our closest stellar neighbors. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is now in progress, scrutinizing 85 percent of the celestial sphere in that effort.

In this graphic-rich presentation, including images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other sources, they will cover how the TESS mission is doing, what “exoplanets” are, what is known so far, and the methods used to find them. They will talk about how we might determine the existence of alien life and which of these orbs may be considered, seriously, as future homes for our own descendants.

SoVerA is an organization composed of amateur and professional astronomers, educators, students, and lots of members of the lay public. SoVerA is dedicated to making astronomy much more accessible to all.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

Talks and presentations are free and open to the public. This venue is ADA accessible.

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