Past Event

From Wobbles to Worlds: A Public Astronomy Talk by Daniel Yahalomi

April 12, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pupin Hall, 538 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027 301
Join us in Pupin Hall 301 on Friday, April 12, at 7pm for a full night of astronomy! Columbia Astronomy’s Daniel Yahalomi will be giving a talk titled "From Wobbles to Worlds: Developing a Framework for Detecting the Unseen": "We think that there are more planets than stars in our galaxy and yet we have confirmed the existence of only thousands of planets outside our solar system. We thus expect that the majority of these worlds successfully hide from current state of the art telescopes. In this talk, we will discuss a new framework for detecting unseen worlds by studying tiny wobbles in observational datasets caused by their gravitational influence." We'll start the evening at 7pm with some astronomy trivia, followed by Daniel's talk and Q&A. From 8:10-9:10pm, we will be outside stargazing on College Walk (weather permitting). The main event will take place in Pupin Hall 301. Signs will be posted to direct you to the lecture hall, and general directions to Columbia and Pupin Hall can be found at Outdoor observing/stargazing will take place on College Walk, the portion of 116th street crossing through Columbia's main campus; we will walk down to College Walk as a group following the lecture and Q&A. Telescopes and binoculars will be provided by Columbia Astronomy (but you are absolutely welcome to bring your own observing equipment). This event is free and open to all -- stay only as long as you want. We look forward to seeing you in Pupin Hall on April 12!

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Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach