USTH Space Talk: From planets to exoplanets: Space exploration in the XXI century


The Department of Space and Aeronautics, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi wishes to notify and invite you to the seminar given by Prof.  Pierre Drossart (LESIA, Observatoire de Paris) which will be held at 17h30, on Friday, December 13th, 2019.
  • Time: 17:30, Friday, December 13th, 2019
  • Venue: Room 605, A21 Building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi. 
  • Speaker: Pierre Drossart, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris 


Space exploration has boosted our knowledge of Solar System planets in an unprecedented way for the last 50 years: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, but also comets and asteroids are now familiar objects described in school books or even public advertising. Earth sciences like geology or meteorology challenge astronomers in the understanding of these objects. Exoplanets are now extending the field of our Solar System backyard: twenty years after the first detection of 51 Peg, celebrated by a Nobel prize to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, the diversity of outer worlds has greatly extended. Most of the exoplanets are unknown to our standards, with SuperEarths, hot Jupiters or mini‐Neptunes joining the zoo of planets. I will present in this conference a panorama of recent advances in the field from planetary exploration by international space missions in the Solar System and beyond.

We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are interested in attending.