Date: Friday 15th November | Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Dr Stuart Clark
Dr Stuart Clark is an award-winning author and journalist, who specialises in bringing the complex world of astronomy to the general public. He is a columnist for The Guardian and a regular contributor to New Scientist, with a first class honours degree and a PhD in astrophysics. He is a visiting fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Stuart’s books have been translated into 20 languages. The Sun Kings, about the largest solar storm to strike our planet was shortlisted by the The Royal Society in London for best popular science book of 2008. His latest work, The Search for Earth’s Twin, tells the gripping story of our search to find another habitable world.
‘The Search for Earth’s Twin Planet’
One of the oldest, most intriguing questions we have is whether life exists on other worlds. To answer this question astronomers must first find habitable planets around other stars. This talk will recount this exciting quest. It will present its many discoveries, its surprises and its hopes for the future. Finding planets around other stars has genuinely re-written astronomy text books: lava worlds, hurricane planets, seemingly impossible planets – all will be described in this exciting presentation. And all force us to look at our own planet with new eyes.
Stuart will be doing live book signing at the show of his latest work ” The Search For Earth’s Twin “