Still looking for the ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves

  • astronomy
  • science in general
  • being awestruck at the wonders of the universe?


Dr. Andrew Howard of the California Institute of Technology will give a presentation on the search for extrasolar planets, which will be followed by an informal reception with Dr. Howard.

Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
Bull Run Unitarian Universalists (BRUU)
9350 Main St
Manassas, VA, 20110

$20 suggested donation


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Join us for a tour of one of the most exciting domains of science today — the search for extrasolar planets. The newly discovered worlds display a remarkable diversity, with strange orbits, unusual compositions, and unknown beginnings. We will survey this diverse exoplanetary landscape, including recent discoveries of planets the size of Earth.



Dr. Andrew Howard is a Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Using telescopes in Hawaii, California, and in space, his team searches for and discovers planets orbiting stars outside our Solar System. These discoveries include new planet types and indications that one in five stars like the Sun hosts a planet approximately the same size and temperature as the Earth.