The Search for Extrasolar Planets
Apr 18, 2018
Michelle Nichols, Adler Planetarium
The Search for Extrasolar Planets

We have found thousands of planets around other stars. Are any like Earth? This presentation will highlight the search for extrasolar planets and present the most recent findings of planets which could be just like our own home.

Michelle Nichols is a Master Educator at the Adler Planetarium.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995, and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University in 2002. Michelle has been employed by the Adler since 1995 and has been on many staff teams to develop exhibits, planetarium shows, and fun programs and events for Adler visitors. Michelle currently leads the Adler’s ‘Scopes in the City telescope outreach program, and she is the education program manager for the Adler’s Far Horizons high altitude ballooning and space program.

Host: George Esplin