Topic: Searching for Life Around Red Dwarf Stars
Speaker: Aomawa Shields, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Washington
Planets orbiting red dwarf stars are likely to be the first that we study in the search for life beyond our Solar System. At the January Eastside Science Café, join UW’s Aomawa Shields to explore why these stars offer the best chance of finding habitable planets, and how a planet's ability to support life is complicated by the unique properties of these stars.