College of Science Lecture Series with LPL Director's Postdoc, Sarah Moran

Strange New Worlds: Steamy Planets, Crystal Clouds, and the Seeds of Life


7 to 8 p.m., Feb. 21, 2024


Dr. Sarah Moran
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Since the first discovery of extrasolar planets in the 1990s, we have learned that the eight worlds of our solar system are just a few drops in a vast ocean of thousands of planets. Dr. Moran will discuss some of the strangest worlds out in the galaxy, and the bizarre materials that make up their atmospheres. With over a year of James Webb Space Telescope observations, we now know more than ever before about what makes these planets tick.

  • Doors at Centennial Hall open at 6:15 p.m.
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis and there will be ample seating available for all. 
  • A local musician, Quinn Scully, will perform on stage from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • The lecture with Dr. Sarah Moran will begin at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Parking is available across campus. The 6th Street Garage and Tyndall Avenue Garage are available for a nominal fee and are a brief five-minute walk to Centennial Hall. 
  • The event will end around 8:00 p.m. 

The lectures are free and open to the public. 

Livestream: If you are unable to attend in-person, the talk will be livestreamed and recorded on the UAZScience YouTube channel. Click here for the livestream link.