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Astronomer’s Apprentice

Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Is there another Planet Earth? Scratch that. Is there even another planet that has life on it? Science says there’s a good chance. In this program, astronomer Jacqueline Faherty of the American Museum of Natural History reveals the different signals exoplanet hunters are using to better understand worlds beyond our own. Take a look through our astronomical backyard and explore the data to find hints of another Earth-like planet.

This is a student-only program for kids currently enrolled in the 4th grade – 8th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

Scientific Mentor

Jacqueline FahertyAstrophysicist

Dr. Jackie Faherty received a Bachelors in Science as a Physics major from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University in 2010 with a thesis entitled the Brown Dwarf Kinematics Project, for which she received the University’s highest honors.

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