Speaker: Keavin Moore, York University
Planets in multiple star systems, such as Tatooine from Star Wars, have long teased our imagination. Thanks to NASA's Kepler mission, we now have scientific proof of their existence. However, we still have a myriad of questions about them, such as how they form and evolve, and whether or not they survive the changes in their parent stars. Keavin Moore studies the response of Kepler's circumbinary planets as their host stars evolve off the main sequence, through a dramatic evolutionary event known as the common-envelope phase. He will describe the interesting and diverse future lives that await planets orbiting two suns.
Who can attend: Everyone including non-members
Reservation not needed
Location: Ontario Science Centre (follow the signs to the RASC meeting)