Date: March 22, 2023
Twenty one students from Class IX participated in a talk by Dr Jon M Jenkins, research computer scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, USA held at Amity University, Noida. It was centered on the topic ‘Chasing shadows in the night: how NASA’s Kepler and Tess missions are revolutionising exoplanet science’ and organised as a part of the International Research Seminar on Innovations in Space Technologies. Dr Jenkins, in his presentation, talked about finding habitable exoplanets that can host living organisms, and scientific methods of finding such planets. He also described his journey as a part of the Kepler and TESS teams discovering new potentially habitable exoplanets. The seminar closed with a Q&A session, wherein students posed various queries and discussed careers in space science.