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  • Date: Friday 7 March
  • Time: 1:30pm2:30pm

Nelly Ben Hayoun speaking at SXSW on March 11, 2014

kepler verified planetsUsing NASA’s planet hunting Kepler Spacecraft, astronomers have verified 942 planets orbiting 429 stars. Launched in 2009, the Kepler space telescope monitored a rich star field for planetary transits, which cause a slight dimming of starlight when a planet crosses the face of its star. In “Kepler’s Verified Planets,” the systems are ordered by star diameter. The star's color represents its temperature as shown in the lower scale, and the letters (A, F, G, K, M) designate star types.

Nelly Ben Hayoun has been called the “Willy Wonka of design and science” and she is on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and the scientific world. She exhibited, spoke and performed worldwide in prestigious venues such as The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Design Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa or the first Beijing International Design Triennial, National Museum of China.

SOFIA Outreach is currently seeking bids for evaluators of our education programs: Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) and Earth Partners (EP) Cycle 2. Further information can be found through the PDF provided. Proposals are due on March 17th, 2014. Let us know if you have any questions.
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