Galaxy of Worlds
We know of thousands of planets outside our solar system, and astronomers can now even identify planetary systems in the process of forming around their youthful parent stars. How do studying these other solar systems help us understand our own? And how common are the conditions to make other ‘Earths’? Explore a galaxy full of planets in this live fifteen-minute program hosted by our planetarium presenters in Hohfeld Hall.
Galaxy of Worlds runs March 11 - June 9, 2016
Check our daily calendar for show times.
In Hohfeld Hall. No passes necessary, all ages welcome.
Want more resources on planet formation, exoplanets, the history or our solar system and how we study all of this? Check out these links below:
- How did our Solar System form? Animated video
- Studying Solar Systems:
- Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
- Observing in infrared an microwave light
- Hubble Space Telescope
- James Webb Space Telescope
- News releases
Want to see the small stuff of the Solar System on the big screen? Be sure to catch the Academy's newest fulldome show Incoming! starting March 11, 2016.