An Exploratory & Cosmic Conversation

3:00pm EST


In a conversation that promises to span topics as cosmic as outer space, exoplanets, and black holes, and as earthbound as writing, gender politics, memoir, and educational YouTube — join the New York Times in conversation with two of today’s leading astrophysicists. Times Book Review writer and editor Gal Beckerman will moderate the discussion with Sara Seager — MIT astrophysicist, and author of a deeply felt memoir on loss and the unexpected solace of exoplanetary exploration — and Becky Smethurst, Oxford professor, popular astrophysics YouTuber, and author of a new illustrated book bringing us the mysteries of the cosmos in a down-to-earth medium.

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