10th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture
Recent evidence suggests that a massive body is lurking at the outskirts of our solar system, far beyond the orbits of the known giant planets. This object, at a distance approximately 20 times further than Neptune and with a mass approximately 5000 times larger that Pluto, is the real ninth planet of the solar system. I will talk about the observation that led us to the evidence for this Planet Nine and discuss how so massive an object could have been hiding in the outer solar system for so long. Finally I will discuss the international effort to pinpoint this newest member of our planetary family.
Mike Brown is a Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology where he teaches classes from introductory physics to the science of the solar system. He is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, where he grew up listening to the tests of the Saturn rockets preparing to go to the moon, and he received his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley. He and his research group spend their time searching for and studying the most distant objects in the solar system and drinking coffee.
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Watch the video on YouTube: Planet Nine from Outer Space
Hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions like AMNH, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and more.
Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.
This event takes place once a month at Strongwater.
A weekly seminar, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. PRB 4138 (Seminar Schedule and Details)
10:30 daily 4054 McPherson (Astro Coffee Homepage)
A weekly event, 11:30am every Friday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)
A weekly event, 1:00pm every Wednesday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)
A weekly event, Tuesdays, 3:45 p.m. PRB 1080 with reception at 3:30 p.m., PRB Atrium. (Schedule)
Colloquia are held 2:30 p.m. every Thursday during normal academic quarter, PRB1080.
Coffee & refreshments at 2:00 p.m. in 4054 McPherson unless noted otherwise. (Schedule)
Weekly talks, 3:00 p.m. 4138 PRB. (Schedule)
CCAPP is proud to present the Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture, the annual series of public lectures which is supported by a generous gift from Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy, Ret., a 1953 MS recipient from the Ohio State University. The Biard Lecture will form the cornerstone of CCAPP's outreach effort, bringing forefront research in cosmology and astrophysics to OSU's undergraduates, the University community, and the general public.
Read more and see upcoming lectures at CCAPP's Biard Lecture Page
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