Worthy Brewing in Bend will bring a bit of science to its brewery when it presents Exoplanets and Beyond – Public Lecture. Held in conjunction with the Worthy Garden Club, this free lecture will take place on Saturday, October 13th with doors at 6:30pm and the lecture beginning at 7:00pm.
As part of the brewer’s on-going series of Cosmic Chats, Dr. Scott Fisher, University of Oregon Physics Professor and Director of Pine Mountain Observatory will lead the lecture on Exoplanets and Beyond.
In this two-pronged public-level presentation Dr. Fisher will talk about the biggest and most exciting astronomical discovery of our generation, exoplanets. In the last 15 years or so we’ve discovered over 3500 planets orbiting stars that are not the Sun. Even more amazing, astronomers now think that every star in the sky has – on average – one planets orbiting around it. This has completely changed our place in the Universe, Dr. Fisher will tell us how and why it is such a big deal.
In the second part of the hour long talk, Dr. Fisher will open up the floor to the audience for an always rousing game of “Stump the Astronomer!” So come prepared with your space and astronomy related questions ready and let’s have a fun and interactive evening with one of our favorite local astronomers.
After the lecture Worthy Brewing’s Hopservatory will be available for viewing beginning at 8:30pm.
495 NE Bellevue Dr.
Bend, OR 97701