Super Stellar Friday: “Alien Worlds”
February 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am EST
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
In the past twenty years the number of known extra-solar planets has grown from nine to over four hundred. Distant planets are difficult to find. Join Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Public Affairs Specialist Dr. Christine Pulliam as she explains the techniques used and how small off-the-shelf telescopes unite with the largest telescopes on Earth to find alien worlds. Program begins with planetarium show Tonight’s Sky at 7 PM.
Following the program will be a FREE Skywatch outside with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. Telescope viewing begins at 7 PM.
Recommended for ages 8+. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
$9 Adult, $6 Child (3-12), $8 Student/Senior. Free for Members. If General Admission is purchased before 5 PM, program ticket is $3.