The diversity of the 3,400 planets already identified outside our solar system is far larger than we expected, such as gas giants orbiting close to the host star where storms rage. This talk will explain how we think these storms form and why many extrasolar planets may be covered in sparkling mineral clouds and filled with crackling of lightning.
Sparkling Clouds and Crackling Lightning in Extrasolar Planets will be held on Thursday 16th March 2017 at 7 pm in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee.
This public lecture is suitable for all ages and is free (no tickets required) – we look forward to seeing you there.
The Branch thanks the Institue of Physics in Scotland for their support for this lecture.