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Hayden Planetarium Programs

Frontiers Lecture Series: Science Fiction Atmospheres with Ray Pierrehumbert

November 4, 2013

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert

Join Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, as he discusses speculations about planetary atmospheres in science fiction as a hook to discuss what we know about planets and exoplanets and how we know it.  Using some of the issues raised by newly discovered exoplanets, like planets where it may snow sapphires, he will introduce some possible plot lines that have not yet been exploited in fiction.


Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.

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