2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: The University of Texas at Austin

Where Is Earth 2.0? Discovering a Planet Like Ours

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd Ste 1A

Speculation and hypotheses about a planet like our own has given way to an exciting period of exploration, modeling and development of new search techniques. Astronomers, physicists, geologists and bioscientists work together to understand the development of planetary systems, the evolution of life and the ways in which earth-like planets reveal their presence. UT Austin is leading the way in this area given its many resources and research coming out of the McDonald Observatory, the Department of Astronomy, the Center for Space Research and the Jackson School of Geosciences. Complementing the expertise in these areas are the prospective discoveries to come at the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Anita Cochran

Asst Dir

McDonald Observatory, The University Of Texas At Austin

Dr. Anita Cochran received her PhD in Astronomy from The University of Texas in 1982. Since then, she has been a research scientist, performing studies on the origins of our solar system by observi...

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Cyril Grima at SXSW

Cyril Grima

Research Assoc

Institute For Geophysics, The University Of Texas At Austin

Cyril is a Research Associate at Institute for Geophysics at UT Austin (UTIG). He has a Master Degree in Geophysics and in Space Technologies. He received his Ph.D. from University of Grenoble, Fra...

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Dan Jaffe

VP for Research & Astronomy Prof

The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Dan Jaffe has been a distinguished member of UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences faculty since 1986 and is the immediate past chair of the Department of Astronomy. His experience as a UT l...

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Taft Armandroff


McDonald Observatory, The University Of Texas At Austin


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