Detecting Exoplanets



Detecting Exoplanets

How can we use a star's spectrum to find and explore exoplanets?

This session is designed to look at what Exoplanets are and to explore one method of detection.

To discuss or book this or any of our other workshops, please contact Tally Roberts.

Equipment provided

For this workshop we provide a delivery officer, a PowerPoint presentation and laminated activity sheets (with dry-wipe markers).

What you need to supply

A presentation screen or projector which we can use to display the presentation.

Length of workshop

This session is 45-60 minutes.

Age groups

As this workshop builds on GCSE knowledge of exoplanets from Physics and identifying elements from Chemistry, we recommend this for years 11-13 (ages 15-18).

Links to other workshops

As with many of our offerings, this can be presented a stand-alone session or as part of a series.

We do offer a workshop on Planetary Exploration presentation which acts as a good introduction for this activity.

Currently, we are working on developing new astronomy experiences using our planetariums.

Virtual delivery requirements

As with most of our workshops, we are happy to offer our support remotely through Teams or Zoom conferencing software.

We will send all handouts through by e-mail before the session to be printed ready.

We hope to be able to soon offer a version of this session on our Outreach Hub and/or TES store