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Brighton Astro – Brown Dwarfs: Linking Stars and Planets

June 6 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

  • DOORS: 7.00pm
  • LECTURE: 7.30pm

Speaker: Dr Sonali Shukla

Stars and planets are distinct astronomical objects yet their formation processes are intertwined. Brown dwarfs straddle both categories, exhibiting characteristics of both stars and planets but not quite fitting into either category. This talk will explore the history, discovery and latest results from the study of brown dwarfs, drawing parallels with low-mass dwarf stars and giant planets. Studying brown dwarfs enhances our understanding of concurrent star and planet formation, shedding light on the origin of the solar system and beyond.

If you would like to come along, please sign-up for free via our meetup page.

If you sign up via meetup but can no longer attend, please update your status to say that you are no longer attending so that someone on the waiting list gets a place.

Please only come along if you’ve signed up, as we’re limited on space so won’t be able to fit anyone else in.

Attendance is free, but we would be grateful if those of you who are able to could donate a few pounds to help cover the cost of hiring this event space. We will have a card reader and a money box you can drop your donations in on the night. We also have a bank account you can donate to electronically.