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Astrobiologist’s Apprentice

Sunday, June 2, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is there anybody out there? Or are we alone on planet Earth? Join an exoplanet hunter and learn how she investigates the possibility of life in the universe. Astronomer Allyson Sheffield of LaGuardia Community College leads a citizen science experiment using actual NASA data. Hunt for planets outside the solar system, discover patterns in the galaxy and learn the signals that scientists use to communicate with worlds beyond our own.

A student-only program for kids currently enrolled in grades 5-8. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.


Allyson SheffieldAstronomer

Allyson Sheffield is an observational astronomer whose research focuses on the formation and structure of the Milky Way galaxy. She studies the motion and chemistry of old stars, from which we can infer the evolutionary history of the Milky Way.

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