Exoplanets and SETI with Dr. Geller
On Friday, May 15th, 12 pm EST ( NY time) we welcome all 10-12 yr old students and their families for a discussion on exoplanets with GMU professor, Dr. Harold Geller. The webinar is free. We will explore how astronomers discover planets orbiting other stars using such techniques as the radial velocity method; the transit method; and, the microgravitational lensing efffect. We will then explore how astronomers search for signs of intelligent life in the universe.
About our presenter: Dr. Harold A. Geller is Observatory Director and Associate Professor at George Mason University; and, a Solar System Ambassador for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Geller was awarded the 2008 GMU Faculty Member of the Year. Dr. Geller previously has been: Associate Chair, Physics and Astronomy; President, Potomac Geophysical Society; tour guide, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; educational video producer; and, operator of the Einstein Planetarium, National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Geller has written or edited 9 books; and, over 100 papers in science and education.
In order to participate, please register for the event. You will get your Zoom link an hour prior to the event.