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07.02.2020

Planetary Congress

07.02.2020

Planetary Congress

“Planetary Congress” is an open interactive lecture to be given by Dr Jakub Bochiński.

Thursday, 13th February at 6:30pm
Akademeia High School, Ledóchowskiej 2, Warsaw


Planetary Congress is an interactive lecture during which we will play the role of advisors to the European Space Agency. Our task is to help the Ministerial Council decide which space missions should be built in the upcoming years. Our end goal: to answer the long-standing question – how likely is it for us to communicate with an alien civilisation? A bona fide scientific problem, whose importance is growing daily. Especially in the light of last year’s Nobel Prize being awarded for the discovery of over 4000 planets outside of the Solar System. Our discussion will be based on real scientific debates currently playing out during astronomical and inter-governmental meetings worldwide.


Dr Jakub Bochiński
MSc Mathematics and Astrophysics, University of London
PhD Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Open University

An astronomer, designer and constructor of robotic telescopes. A discoverer of several new planets outside the Solar System. A specialist in scientific communication, management of R&D processes and talent development for high technology sector. Jakub worked as a researcher at University College London and Open University in the UK, publishing in such journals as Nature and Astrophysical Journal. In Poland, he managed R&D teams at the Copernicus Science Centre and Sollers Consulting, while serving as an advisor to the European Space Agency


The event is open to our students, their families and friends, our faculty and staff.

If you’re interested in joining us but you don’t attend our school, please send an e-mail at jakub.rusak@akademeia.edu.pl

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