NASA Scientist to Speak at SVC on New Astrological Research

NASA Scientist to Speak at SVC on New Astrological Research

NASA Scientist to Speak at SVC on New Astrological Research

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Daniel Angerhausen will discuss the detection of the chemical composition of alien atmospheres at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Southern Vermont College’s Mansion Theatre. ‘Sniffing Alien Atmospheres’ will demonstrate how spectrometry can analyze the light from distant stars and give details about the planets orbiting those stars, and how various observatories on the ground, in the air and in space are searching the galaxy for the chemical signatures of life. The talk is free and open to the public. Learn about the various projects in this emerging field, which uses state-of-the-art spectroscopic and photometric instruments on the flying telescope SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) and the Kepler and Hubble Space Telescopes. Before joining NASA, Angerhausen worked at the New York Center for Astrobiology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For more information, contact Professor Thompson at 802-447-6389 or jthompson@svc.edu.

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