November 2, 2021
View the lecture on the City of Malibu's YouTube channel
Virtual Library Speaker Series Dr. Jessie Christiansen
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Dr. Jessie Christiansen presents "Truth is Stranger Than Science Fiction”
Reservations are not required. The lecture will be available virtually on the City of Malibu's YouTube channel beginning Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 PM. Additional details are on the City's Speaker Series web page.
Humankind speculated about the existence of planets orbiting other Suns for hundreds, if not thousands of years before their existence was finally confirmed. During that time we invented and depicted many new and now iconic sci-fi worlds - mysterious planets with exotic landscapes, orbiting alien star systems. When our technology finally caught up with our imaginations, what we found was even more extraordinary than we had imagined. As project scientist of the NASA Exoplanet Archive, Dr. Christiansen will take you on a tour of some of the more fantastic exoplanet discoveries we have made, including some famous, fan-favorite fictional planets brought to life.
Since 2013, the Malibu Library Speaker Series, a program of the Malibu Library, part of LA County Library, and the City of Malibu, has featured experts, authors, and other notable figures discussing a wide range of subjects, including the entertainment industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment.