Please note: this program is a rescheduled session of the October 30 program, which was canceled due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Ever since exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—were first discovered in the 1990s, the field has exploded to reveal hundreds of known exoplanets and thousands of candidates. Journey among the panoply of known extrasolar planets as you learn how astronomers are pushing the limits of technology to detect and understand planets that orbit stars other than our Sun.
These monthly programs offer an interactive tour of the universe and a view of the constantly changing night sky. Learn about what is visible in our nighttime sky with the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX star projector or travel to the edge of the observable universe with the Digital Universe Atlas, a scientifically accurate 3D atlas of the known universe assembled and maintained by Museum scientists.