This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Dr. Ian Crossfield (Steward Observatory):
Small Stars, Small Planets
Ian has been using the K2 mission of the Kepler spacecraft to look for small planets around low-mass M stars.
While these systems might be the most common in the Galaxy, they are incredibly hard to observe, and few have characterized atmospheres.
Ian’s team his found three of these transiting low-mass exoplanets with K2.
Come here about these exciting systems that straddle the transition between rocky, and gas-dominated compositions, on the edge of the habitable zone!
Come talk to him about his work, and answer his tricky questions for a shot at cool prizes – we’ll have telescopes setup outside at sunset if it is clear!
Wednesday, November 11, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset)
Please. Thank you!
As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!