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Chicago Astronomical Society – October meeting
October 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The October 2014 General Meeting of the Chicago Astronomical Society
– open to the public –
Clouds and Exoplanet Habitability
Dorian Abbot, University of Chicago
As thousands of new extrasolar planets have been discovered, the next exciting scientific task is to determine which could be potentially habitable. Clouds can exert a huge effect on the climate of a planet, which helps determine habitability, but are very difficult to simulate numerically. Dr. Abbot will describe recent efforts to estimate the effect of clouds on the habitable zone.
Dorian Abbot has been an assistant professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University ofChicago since 2011. In 2013 he was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship. He received an AB in Physics from Harvard College in 2004 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics fromHarvard University in 2008.
Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting presentation at the AdlerPlanetarium on October 10th at 7:00pm. Enter at the south entrance. To enter the Museum Campus, you must exit Lake Shore Drive at 18th street and follow the winding road around Soldier Field to the Planetarium. Street parking is available. Parking rates are $2.00 per hour, payable at the parking kiosks. The parking lot may also be open, but usually costs $16.
Or use the CTA. Red, Green and Orange Rapid Transit Trains cross Roosevelt Road (12th Street.) Now only the #146 Bus goes to the Adler Planetarium. Instead of turning on Balbo, southbound #146 service will remain on State until Roosevelt and will then make a stop at the Red, Green and Orange line station before continuing on to the Museum Campus. This will replace service previously provided by #12 Roosevelt buses.