Live Space Q&A with Dr Hannah Wakeford (Online)

19 October 2021

Join us ONLINE for a journey through exoplanet atmospheres with Dr Hannah Wakeford

19:00 – 20:00

The Webb telescope (due to launch at the end of this year) is expected to deliver new discoveries within the field of planets that orbit stars outside our solar system. The study of stellar and planetary formation is at the root of one of the most important questions in science today: How did we get here?.

Join Sophie Allan (National Space Academy) and astrophysics lecturer Dr Hannah Wakeford (University of Bristol) on our Facebook page for a live discussion that will take you on a journey through exoplanet atmospheres.


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Dr Hannah Wakeford is an astrophysics lecturer at the University of Bristol. Using data from the Hubble and Webb Space Telescopes, she leads an investigation of transiting exoplanet atmospheres.

Dr Wakeford completed her PhD at the University of Exeter, where she worked on developing Hubble observations for exoplanets. She is also the host of the podcast Exocast: The Exoplanet Podcast and the home of the Twitter #ExoCup competition. She previously worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute -which runs Hubble and Webb- and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -where Webb was built-.

How do I ask a question?

Ask your questions in advance on the Facebook event page, or on social media. We will be selecting questions in advance but cannot guarantee we will be able to answer all the questions. You can also ask your questions live on the night.

How to watch the LIVE session?

Join us at 19:00 on our Facebook page on 19 October 2021. The session will go live at this time, or just after.

Can I watch the session at a later date?

Yes, the session will remain on Facebook after the event for you to watch at any time.

Who is this session suitable for?

We suggest 12+

Is there a cost to watch the session?

No, this is a FREE session. Please do not follow third party links that ask for information or money to participate.