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Can we find life on newly discovered exoplanets?

Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series

The Kavli Lecture Series offers you the chance to hear from experts around the world as we stream their presentations live in our full-dome theater. The presentations are made possible through a partnership with the Adler Planetarium and the Kavli Foundation. 

The next lecture will take place on November 3 and 4, 2017 and is titled, "Are We Alone in the Universe" from Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University.

This talk will feature the exciting recent exoplanet discoveries and discuss how we might search for life on these worlds.

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and DIrector of the Carl Sagan Institute. Her research focuses on rocky planets and super-Earths atmospheres in the habitable zone, as well as the spectral fingerprint of exoplanets that can be detected with the next generation of telescopes. Lisa Kaltenegger was named one of America’s Young Innovators 2007 by Smithsonian Magazine, was selected as one of the European Commission’s Role Models for Women in Science and Research and recently received the Heinz Meier Leibnitz Prize for Physics of Germany in 2012 among several other awards.

Regular admission prices apply:
Adults - $5
Children (6-12), Seniors (60+) and Students with ID - $3
Children 5 and under - free.