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Astrolecture Series - ExoComets: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Tuesday, Dec 19, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

The AstroLecture Series is held every third Tuesday of the month and is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers in partnership with the Presidio Trust. Each lecture focuses on an astronomy related topic, and shares the latest findings and cutting edge science from noted professional astronomers, scientists, and scholars. Lectures introduce content that will engage the astronomy beginner as well as deliver a serious science fix to people with an advanced knowledge. One hour to 90 minutes of highly visual and stimulating presentation is followed by interactive an interactive question and answer session. For all ages. Sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and the Presidio Trust.

At this Event

Dr. Barry Welsh describes the attributes of comets in our solar system and techniques to detect exocomets around young stars.

Dr. Barry Welsh received his PhD from University College of London, and studied Far IR Astronomy and Instrumentation at London and Oxford University. He researched physics and early mapping of the Interstellar Medium at the Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley. He was project manager on UV detector systems for NASA SOHO, FUSE, GALEX and HST-COS missions. He is now discovering exocomet systems and carrying out a search for optical laser pulses from exoplanet systems.