Saturday, December 11, 2021: DIY Planet Search – Community Science Saturday – The James Webb Experience

Date: December 11, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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JOIN THE SEARCH FOR OTHER PLANETS
New planets are being discovered on a regular basis, but that’s not the end of the story! After new planets have been discovered the scientific community needs to follow up with further investigations. Help scientists better understand the movements of these planets around other stars by taking your own measurements of known exoplanets (An exoplanet is a planet outside of our Solar System. It is usually in orbit around another star) and contributing them to the DIY Planet Search Community!

Join NASA’s Universe of Learning to learn how to use the DIY Planet Search Tools, and contribute your own measurements, gathering real data from the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network. Then get a sneak peek into Exoplanet Watch, a project for amateur astronomers with their own telescopes, from exoplanet astronomer, Dr. Robert Zellem.

Erika Wright is Education Specialist working at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the Science Education Department. Rob is an exoplanet astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on ground- and space-based observations of the atmospheres of exoplanets, planets outside of our Solar System.

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