Exoplanet hunter to join Interstellar Seminar Feb. 14

Thayne Currie

Wichita Space Initiative will host Shocker alumnus Thayne Currie remotely at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 14 in 104 Jabara Hall for Interstellar Seminar.

Currie is an astrophysicist who discovers planets around stars beyond the sun using the Subaru Telescope. Exoplanets teach researchers about the nature and origin of solar systems, and they are searching for signs of extraterrestrial life on exoplanets.