York U Scholars’ Hub at Vaughan Public Libraries
Vaughan Public Libraries and York University invite you to the York University Scholars’ Hub in Vaughan.
At this session, Dr. John E. Moore, York professor in Earth and Space Science and Engineering, and Research Chair in Space Exploration, will deliver his talk,Our Solar System: A Planetary Rosetta Stone.
The past 25 years have seen a revolution in our understanding of where planets may be found and how many are out there. In that time we have discovered thousands of new planets and now believe that, on average, there is a planet for every star in the sky. Yet we know most of the planets beyond our own solar system as little more than wiggles and bumps on a graph. Just like the Rosetta Stone allowed us to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, it is our exploration of our own solar system which will allow us to translate those bumps and wiggles into the language of rock and ice, oceans and storms. Only then can we truly know those planets as worlds in their own right.