Cafe Science Dundee - Space, Planets and Solar Systems

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Until recently, the configuration of the planets in our Solar System was considered to be similar to that during its formation. This “quiet” picture of the Solar System formation started changing 20 years ago, when the first extrasolar planet was discovered around a Sun-like star.

Our current thinking suggests that giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn may have migrated toward the Sun first and then moved out to their current locations. In this talk, Dr Soko Matsumura will describe a modern view of the formation of the Solar System and explain what this means for the origins of life on Earth.

Join us at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, Dundee on Monday 9th November 2015, at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

This event is proud to be part of Imagine, Explore, Discover – Science at the University of Dundee.
Period9 Nov 2015
Event titleCafe Science Dundee
Event typeOther
Sponsors, Dundee Science Centre, Abertay University
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • space
  • physics
  • astronomy