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Exoplanets Talk

By Newtown Astronomy Society

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, 11 May 2024 18:30 - 22:30


Plas Dolerw

Suite B Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2EH

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Cost and Tickets

Adult £0.00, Child £0.00, Other £0.00

Free Event


The Newtown Astronomy Society is gearing up for its next meeting, scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, from 6:30pm at Plas Dolerw.

This event promises to be an enlightening journey into the realm of exoplanets, those mysterious worlds beyond our Solar System.

Dr. Mortier, an esteemed astronomer, will provide attendees with a historical overview of the process of detecting these exotic celestial bodies, showcasing some of the groundbreaking discoveries made in recent years. With over 5000 exoplanets discovered so far, Dr. Mortier will shed light on the rich and diverse population of these distant worlds.

Originally hailing from Belgium, Dr. Mortier's academic journey has taken her across various prestigious institutions, including the Universities of Leiden, Porto, and St Andrews, as well as a Senior Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Now serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham, Dr. Mortier's expertise lies in observational astronomy, where she explores stars and delves into projects related to exoplanets, their host stars, and our own Sun, all in pursuit of discovering Earth's true twin.

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