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Versant Astronomy-Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought. A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered. Join as we explore these new worlds!

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Date:
July 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu/

Organizer

Shawn Laatsch
Phone:
(207) 581-1341
Email:
planetarium@maine.edu
Website:
http://astro.umaine.edu

Venue

Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Drive, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
(207) 581-1341
Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu

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