Posts Tagged ‘Planet hunting’

Kepler Telescope Can’t Be Fixed

The Kepler telescope’s field of view includes about 150,000 stars in the Cygnus and Lyra constellations in the Milky Way. Courtesy Carter Roberts, NASA/Ames Research Center The planet hunting community is mourning the loss of the Kepler Space Telescope, and… Read the rest >>

STANYS Conference in Rochester

I was pleased to offer two workshops at theScience Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS), in Rochester, NY from November 6-9. Science teachers for grades 4-8 learned about planet hunting and the search for life beyond Earth. One of… Read the rest >>

Presentation at The Quogue Library, Quogue, NY

What a beautiful library, and what terrific programs for children and adults! I spoke to a large group of children, teens, and adults about astronomy, planet hunting, going to Hawaii, the Kepler space telescope, and searching for life on other… Read the rest >>

New Book Trailer!

Check out the wonderful new book trailer for PLANET HUNTER below! Produced by Lisa Gottfried of DigitalWeavers, the trailer peeks inside the book and tells the story of Geoff Marcy and other key astronomers in their search for planets like… Read the rest >>

Book Signing at Book Court in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

The cutest little children were pushed in their strollers into Book Court to learn about planet hunting. Mostly, they sat in their mom’s and dad’s laps. One little boy, though, slept in his stroller, while another stuffed goldfish crackers into… Read the rest >>