JWCC professor to discuss exoplanets during Thursday meeting of Quincy Astronomy Club

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Randy Wolfmeyer, JWCC astronomy professor, will discuss exoplanets at the monthly meeting of the Quincy Astronomy Club on Thursday. | Photo courtesy of pexels.com

QUINCY — The Quincy Astronomy Club will be presenting a lecture on “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at John Wood Community College in Room D022/023. The lecturer, will be Randy Wolfmeyer, astronomy professor at John Wood.

Exoplanets are planets that orbit other stars in other solar systems. First detected in 1992, there are now more than 5,000 confirmed exoplanets discovered through a variety of techniques.

The Astronomy Club was formed by local amateur astronomers and seeks to teach, explore and expand minds about space and our universe. Lectures are held monthly, usually on the last Thursday of the month. The club also holds monthly evening observing sessions. These are scheduled as weather and observing conditions permit. Local amateurs with their telescopes guide the observing sessions.

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