On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Intrepid Museum will host an indoor Astronomy Night, featuring a presentation by Dr. Steve B. Howell, project scientist for NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler and K2 missions. Doors open at 6:45pm, and the program will begin at 7:30pm in hangar 3. Astronomy Night is free but RSVP is required. Guests must be at least 21 years old as beer and wine will be available to purchase
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How close are we to discovering another Earth? Dr. Howell will discuss the Kepler Space Telescope and its goals of discovering exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—and determining the frequency of Earth-like planets in our universe. Of the more than 4,000 exoplanet candidates discovered, about 1,000 are confirmed exoplanets, many hundreds of those are similar to Earth in size, and of those, dozens may be habitable!
Doors open for this event at 6:45pm. There will be no outdoor viewings for this Astronomy Night and all activities will take place in hangar 3 of the Museum. The space for this event is equipped with an induction hearing loop and is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Lightweight stools will be available to borrow. To request accommodations such as ASL Interpretation or a social narrative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
, by January 9.
- Doors open 6:45pm
- Guests must be 21+
- No Outdoor Viewings