Finding new worlds – the latest news

Prof Carole Haswell - Open University

Planet-hunter Prof Carole Haswell will present some of the latest news about planet discoveries.

Professor Carole Haswell is the Head of Astronomy at The Open University. She grew up in with dreams of becoming an astronaut. She first became interested in space as a child,and recalls standing on Redcar beach looking at the moon whilst her father told her about the Apollo astronauts. Carole now leads a research team in astrophysics, focussing on exoplanets – planets orbiting around stars other than the Sun.

Professor Haswell has discovered more than 200 planets in her career the Barnard’s Star b, a planet which orbits the red dwarf Barnard’s star, was perhaps ne of her greatest discoveries.

Brief description of session:

Carole will present some of the latest news about planet discoveries.

Type of session:

Lecture