Repeats every week until Mon Mar 05 2018 except Mon Feb 19 2018.
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
University Hall Room 150
The number of likely exoplanets has grown from zero in 1990 to over 5,000 in 2017. Survey the types of exoplanets, from hot Jupiters to super-Earths; how they form; how we detect them and what we can observe; what their climates may be; what “habitable” means and which exoplanets are possibly habitable; and what the histories of Earth, Mars, and Venus tell us about possible Earthlike planets elsewhere.
Dr. Warren Wiscombe worked for 30 years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and before that in the climate section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He taught climate and atmospheric science in several countries and universities.
Note: This class does not meet on Monday, February 19 due to the Presidents' Day holiday.