Other Suns, Other Earths ‒ Brian Cudnik

February 06, 2015: Other Suns, Other Earths ‒ Brian Cudnik

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Observing Jupiter
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bill Flanagan
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Other Suns, Other Earths
General Meeting Speaker: 
Brian Cudnik
About the General Meeting Presentation

Brian Cudnik discusses the status of our search for our "home away from home" in another planetary system. This presentation includes a brief introduction to exoplanets, along with some visualization of what they may look like, with an emphasis on Earth-like worlds around other stars.Cudnik shares the latest score on how many planets we have found and highlights some of the most interesting multi-planet systems that the Kepler satellite has found to date.

At the Novice meeting:  The February 6th meeting occurs just as Jupiter is reaching opposition or the closest point in its orbit to us. Expert planetary imager Bill Flanagan will speak on “Observing Jupiter” and tell us everything you wanted to know about Jupiter as well as introduce you to what is involved in becoming a good planetary imager.  In the future we will look at having a more detailed talk dedicated to planetary imaging.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

PARKING INFORMATION: Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC.

Map to Trini Mendenhall Community Center

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