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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University

 

 

Hardin Planetarium
presents

 

PlanetQuest:

Discovering Worlds Around Other Stars

 

otherworlds 


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A new era in the exploration of the universe has begun.

 

Less than twenty years ago, we Earthlings discovered the first solar system around a star like our own Sun.  Since then we have used multiple methods to identify thousands of worlds around other stars -- from scorching hot giants orbiting their stars in just a few days to planets orbiting in systems with more than just one star.  New planets are being discovered at an exhilarating pace; bringing us closer to finding an Earthlike world -- perhaps harboring life. Join us for an interactive presentation aiming at one of humanity's oldest questions: Are we alone?

 

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 Appropriate Audience

Grades 9 - 12

 

Running Time

45 minutes, with optional Q&A period

 

Audience Size Limit

40 maximum (for groups wishing to bring a larger audience, click here to see some alternatives)

 

Academic Subjects Addressed

Extrasolar bodies, astrophysical techniques for determining planet information, and the possibility of life on other worlds

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14