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The search for extraterrestrial life is happening within our own backyard! Toowoomba astronomers are pushing the planetary frontier, assisting NASA in discovering planets and potential liveable worlds beyond our solar system. Come to Dalby's Mary Commerical Hotel, on a journey through time and space, exploring where life might arise within our own galaxy and discover how astronomers search for these mysterious worlds.
Belinda Nicholson (PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland)
We're going on a planet hunt... we're gonna find a big one! I will talk about how astronomers search for planets around other stars, from the big, hot planets, to pushing the boundaries of technology and physics to find a twin to our Earth.
Which exoEarths should we search for life?
In the coming years, we will find the first true exoEarths - planets like our own orbiting distant stars, and the search will be on for life elsewhere. But will we choose which planets to target for that search? Come along for a Pint of Astrobiology!