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Calendar of Events

Note that our Saturday morning shows are not held every week. Check the calendar below for specific dates. The full-dome shows on Saturdays that accompany the introduction/sky tour are produced by Space Update, Inc. You can see previews of the shows listed on their shows page here.

 

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"The X-Planets"

Thursday Sep 26
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We have found over 700 planets orbiting other stars and life forms on Earth that might survive on these alien worlds. The X-Planets visits the most famous of these exoplanets and explores 3D artists' renderings of each planet's surface. These are alien worlds around other suns where we are looking for life today - rocky worlds with comfortable temperatures and maybe liquid water. Some have two or three suns. But how do we see these worlds and know what their surfaces are like? Answering that question is also part of The X-Planets show.