A Planet for the Goldilocks: The search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth

In this presentation, Dr. Batalha explained the techniques and methods used to detect exo-planets through remote-sensing telescopes such as Kepler and how NASA’s Kepler telescope has been scanning hundreds of thousands of stars and has to-date discovered over 2,500 alien worlds. The primary objective of the Kepler mission is to search for Earth-like planets in or near the habitable zone (often called “Goldilocks planets”). She also discussed the range of size of the detected planets and their orbits and related it to the planets in our solar system. Dr.

Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at Ismaili Centre, Toronto

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On 15 January 2019, world-renowned public intellectual Professor Mona Siddiqui, OBE, delivered the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi, to an audience of over 250 government and community leaders, academics, and members of the Jamat on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.”