Stars and planets – life, the universe and everything

Wanaka

WHEN

Saturday 7 April, 1.30pm

WHERE

Lake Wanaka Centre

TICKETS

$16

DURATION

60 minutes

Astrophysicist Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously, she headed Goddard’s Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics.

Her scientific expertise is centered on the study of star-forming regions in our galaxy – the gas clouds forming the cosmic nurseries where stars and their planetary systems are born. She also looks at what’s special about Earth and whether there are other Earth-like planets.

The Hubble Telescope looks across the universe and across time – a long way from the small farm in the Ozark Mountains of rural Arkansas where she grew up. But already as an undergraduate, she discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff. She has now widened her search!

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