The ExoLife Finder, also known as ELF, will be the world’s first and only telescope capable of imaging oceans, continents, and life on nearby exoplanets. Proposed to be built in the Atacama Desert, Chile, ELF is designed from the ground up and is a new way to build affordable large-scale telescopes for exoplanetary research. It will be highly specialized to see exoplanets up to 120 trillion miles (24 light years) away from Earth.
Jeff Kuhn of University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy along with Kevin Lewis from the PLANETS Foundation and Svetlana Berdyugina, Director, Kiepenheuer Institute (teleconferenced in via Zoom) will bring us a spirited conversation discussing whether there are Earth-like planets around Alpha Centauri A and B and all other nearby stars within a few dozen light years from the Sun. They’ll also discuss their campaign to build a telescope capable of peering 120 trillion miles into space, in hopes to find signs of life beyond our solar system. Please join us for this special event!
What: Akakū Upstairs Presents:
ExoLife Finder: A New Telescope To Find Life On Exoplanets Speakers: Jeff Kuhn, Kevin Lewis and Svetlana Berdyugina