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2nd Saturday Astronomy: Exoplanets Part 2

Presented by Battle Point Astronomical Association at Edwin E Ritchie Observatory, Bainbridge Island WA

Oct 08 2022
2nd Saturday Astronomy: Exoplanets Part 2

Artist rendering of Exoplanet; credit NASA

The Wacky World of Exoplanets and How We Discover Them

Exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) come in all sizes, compositions, and orbital configurations around their host star. Some are even free floating! We find them everywhere we look, but we don't know for certain how they form. What is certain, however, is that our overall knowledge of these distant and strange worlds has grown exponentially in the last few years and amateur astronomers have played a key role in their discovery. Exoplanet astronomer Dennis Conti will discuss how

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Edwin E Ritchie Observatory

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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