"Are We Alone in the Universe"

Director, Carl Sagan Institute, Cornell University
Lisa Kaltenegger is director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University and an associate professor in Cornell’s astronomy department. Her research focuses on exploring worlds around alien Suns and searching for signs of life. Her awards include the 2014 Doppler Prize for Innovation in Science and the 2012 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Physics. She was named an innovator to watch by TIME, a Role Model for Women in Science and Research by the European Commission, and one of America’s Young Innovators by Smithsonian Magazine. She is featured in the new IMAX movie "Search for Life in space". Asteroid 7734 Kaltenegger is named after her.

Adults (13 – 59): $5
Children (6 – 12); Seniors (60+); Students: $3
Children (5 and under): FREE

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium has free weekly shows on Wednesday at 7pm, and paid shows on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm ($5 Adults;  $3 Children 6 - 12, Seniors, Students;  Children 5 and under FREE).

To purchase online tickets for a paid show, click on the registration button.  You will be asked how many tickets you wish to purchase and for your credit card information.  You can select to download a pdf version of your tickets or to have your tickets emailed to you as a pdf attachment.  Please bring a printed copy of your tickets with you to the event.

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Phone: 218-726-7129

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Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium
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