Syzygy live: Amazing worlds around distant stars Dr Emily Brunsden, Department of Physics, University of York and Chris Stewart, freelance science communicator
Imagine a world where it rains diamonds, where the oceans are lava, where three suns rise each morning, or four suns - or no sun at all. With gravity so strong you can’t even stand up. Where a year lasts just a few hours, so every day is your birthday!
In 1992 scientists found their first exoplanet: a planet around another star. Then they spotted a few more, then dozens, hundreds - and with bigger and better telescopes on the ground and up in space, astronomers quickly discovered thousands of distant worlds.
Join York astronomer Emily Brunsden and her excitable sidekick Chris Stewart for a very special live recording of Syzygy, their weekly universe-exploring podcast, to talk about all the latest exoplanet discoveries. Find out how, with new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), the next era of exoplanet discovery has only just begun…
There will be time for the audience to get involved, so bring along your astronomy questions!
Please note: The audio of this event will be recorded for the Syzygy podcast. If you do not wish to appear in published recordings following the event please let us know on arrival.