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Fermilab Lecture Series presents:
How to Discover a Planet From Your Sofa
Chris Lintott, University of Oxford, Co-Presenter of BBC Sky at Night
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $7

Oxford astronomer and BBC Sky at Night co-presenter Chris Lintott invites you to the magical world of the Zooniverse, where you can discover planets, explore distant galaxies and even travel on World War 1 ships without leaving your browser. The Zooniverse is the world's most popular collection of citizen science projects, which use the power of human pattern recognition to help scientists deal with millions of images and gigabytes of data, and this talk will include news of the latest discoveries. It will also explain the progress we're making in determine whether the Earth - our own corner of the Universe - is special after all.

Chris Lintott is the citizen science project lead at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and a Researcher at the University of Oxford. Best known as the co-presenter of the BBC's Sky at Night program, he is a passionate advocate of the public understanding of science. His work with the Zooniverse was recognized in 2011 by the UK's Royal Society.


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