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2nd Saturday Astronomy Program: Exoplanets!

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

Sep 10 2022
2nd Saturday Astronomy Program: Exoplanets!

Natalie Allen

BHS Class of ’16 alumnus Natalie Allen, now a PhD candidate studying astrophysics at John Hopkins University, discusses “First Results from JWST: Entering the Golden Age of Exoplanet Atmospheres.”

After the successful launch and commissioning of JWST in early 2022, the science operations phase of the telescope has officially commenced. Not only is the telescope operating at higher than expected levels on almost every front, but we have already begun to glimpse parts of the universe never seen before. Of particular note is the results around extrasolar planets – planets around stars other than our own. As was already shown during the unveiling of the atmosphere of WASP-96 b in the Early

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This is a free event. HOWEVER, Natalie Allen is an excellent presenter and her topic generates high interest. Since room capacity at the Observatory is limited to 40 attendees, we are asking everyone to pre-register on our website to attend in-person. Alternatively, there is a separate registration to participate via Zoom. See https://bpastro.org for registration links.

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IMPORTANT: Check our website for directions and a map to the Observatory:  https://bpastro.org/contact/. DO NOT USE Google or other online navigation as the address given for the park (11299 Arrow Point Drive) IS NOT CORRECT and will not get you to the Observatory!   Natalie Allen is an excellent presenter and her topic generates high interest. Since room capacity at the Observatory is limited to 40 attendees, we are asking everyone to pre-register on our website to attend in-person. Alternatively, there is a separate registration to participate via Zoom. See https://bpastro.org for registration links.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory

Battle Point Drive and Skinner Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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