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“To explore strange new worlds…” NASA’s Dr. Padi Boyd Speaks about Exoplanets on November 2

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.

Dr. Padi Boyd (Courtesy of NASA) https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/patricia.t.boyd

Dr. Padi Boyd, Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak at the Library of Congress about the thousands of planets discovered beyond our solar system and the evolving view of our place in the universe.  Dr. Boyd has been involved with the Kepler mission to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy for earth-sized and smaller planets and was also the Deputy Project Scientist for Operations on the Hubble Space Telescope.  She is the director of the Guest Investigator Program for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission (a NASA Explorer Mission launching in 2018).  The Library hosted a talk on TESS in 2015.

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Place: Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building

For inquiries about this program, contact Stephanie Marcus in the Science, Technology & Business Division at [email protected] or the division office at: (202) 707-1212. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

The lecture will be later broadcast on the library’s webcast page and YouTube channel “Topics in Science” playlist.

 

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