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April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017
108 E. Bland St
April 27, 2017
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April 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alien Planets Revealed (documentary, 53 min.) - all audiences
It’s a golden age for planet hunters: NASA’s Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. How did we come upon this distant planet? Combining startling animation with input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, “Alien Planets Revealed” takes viewers on a journey along with the Kepler telescope.
April 26, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Weirdest Planets (documentary, 47 min.) - all audiences
With temperatures ranging from 1000 to 2000°C, gravity 15 times stronger than Earth's, and a year that lasts just 5.6 of our days, HAT-P-2b is not a planet you'd want to visit for vacation. The unusual gas giant—located 440 light-years away in the constellation Hercules - turns out to be the most massive planet found outside our solar system so far. Journey further into space with this documentary, and discover the weirdest planets of our universe.
These programs are free and open to the public.