Looking Up: Astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz Searches the Stars
In enlightening and clear talks, Walkowicz explains what the Kepler mission is all about: "In just over two years of operations, we've found over 1,200 potential new planetary systems around other stars," she says. "To give you some perspective, in the previous two decades of searching, we had only known about 400, prior to Kepler." Walkowicz also encourages her audience to get outside to enjoy the night sky--and learn how to protect it. "Like any natural resource, if we don't protect it, if we don't preserve it and treasure it, it will slip away from us and be gone."