Brisbane Planetarium Astronomy Seminar

18 AUG 2018
4.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Toowong


To register, please contact the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium directly on 07 3403 2578.

Dr Jessie Christiansen (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute - Caltech) and Associate Professor Annette Lee (St. Cloud State University, Minnesota) will present at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium located on the grounds of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. 

This event is free to attend, but tickets are limited so get in quick. Guests are kindly asked to arrive at 3.45pm for a strict 4.15pm start. No late entries will be accepted. 

Truth is Stranger than (Science) Fiction, presented by Dr Jessie Christiansen 

People speculated about the existence of planets orbiting other Suns for hundreds if not thousands of years before they were finally confirmed. That gap left a lot of time for science fiction writers to invent their own worlds - mysterious planets with exotic landscapes, orbiting alien star systems. When our technology finally caught up with our imaginations, what we found was even more extraordinary than we had imagined. As science curator at the NASA Exoplanet Archive, Dr Christiansen will take you on a tour of some of the more fantastic exoplanet discoveries we have made, including some famous, fan-favourite fictional planets brought to life. 

As It Is Above; It is Below-Kapemni Doorways in the Night Sky, presented by Associate Professor Annette Lee