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Discovering New Worlds

Discovering New Worlds - Are We Alone?
Since the first exoplanet discovery two decades ago, some 4000 planets have been confirmed to orbit other stars, from Jupiter-like planets to rocky, Earth-sized worlds. On average, each star in our Galaxy hosts one or more planets, and the spaces between the stars have vast numbers of free-floating worlds. We are literally surrounded by planets.

Recently, we have discovered 21 new planets and 850 more potential worlds that have yet to be confirmed, all residing within a few dozen light years of the sun and our own solar system. Scientists around the world are analyzing these local exoplanets to determine their properties, including their structure and compositions, and even their weather.

We are at the cusp of a profound understanding of the story of planets everywhere, including whether there is life beyond Earth.

Are we alone? We may soon find out...

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Friday, August 23 at 7:00pm

Bridgewater Club
3535 E 161st St, Carmel, IN 46033

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About the Speaker
Greg McCauley 
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Greg is the Executive Director, CEO, and science communicator of the Link Institute. In the early 1970’s, Greg worked at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston Texas in Mission Planning and Analysis for the Apollo Program. Greg was involved in Apollo 15 and 16, was a member of the Lunar Launch Team for Apollo 17, and held a NASA top secret clearance.

In addition to his duties as the Director of the Link Institute, Greg serves as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA/JPL and lectures as a science communicator throughout central Indiana on NASA missions, astronomy and space exploration. Greg is an active amateur astronomer with interests in robotic planetary exploration, exoplanet discovery and research, NASA's search for life in the cosmos, and the history of human space exploration.

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