Talks & Telescopes: June 1, 2024 – Jessie Christiensen

Date/Time
Date(s) - June 1, 2024
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Compelling talks followed by picnicking and convivial stargazing through both the big telescopes.

Come enjoy an inspiring night on the mountain! The evening begins with the talk at 5:30 in our Auditorium, followed by observing through both the 60- and 100-inch telescopes from dusk to 11:30PM — the two largest telescopes in the world available for public use.  Additional stargazing around the grounds will be available from members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Food will be available for purchase from a food truck, or bring your own picnic!

Speaker: Jessie Christiensen, Research Scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech/IPAC.

Topic: The Search for Earth 2.0: Why we Think it Exists, and How We’re Going to Find it

Dr Jessie Christiansen is a research scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech/IPAC, where she searches for, characterizes, and catalogs planets orbiting other stars. She is the lead scientist for the NASA Exoplanet Archive and has worked on the NASA Kepler, K2, and now TESS missions to characterize the demographics of exoplanets, and to find and study the nearest planetary systems to Earth – systems that will be perfect for further study with NASA’s next flagship mission, the Habitable Worlds Observatory.

TICKETS: $50


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