Title: The Search for Another Earth at RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium Explores the Possibility of Earth-Like Planets
Location: RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Date/Time: Opens February 15; Saturdays at 1pm
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors and college students with ID $6; Ages 3–18 $6; RMSC members FREE
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The Search for Another Earth at RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium Explores the Possibility of Earth-Like Planets
ROCHESTER, NY—Could there be planets like ours orbiting other stars? Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Strasenburgh Planetarium journey across the universe to explore the possibility of Earth-like planets, and there seems to be many of them. During the new star show, The Search for Another Earth, attendees view spectacular images collected by the Kepler space telescope and discover the cutting-edge science that is taking place today by scientists in their search for answers. This new star show opens to the public on Saturday, February 15.
"Until recently, we could do little more than guess whether or not there were planets similar to Earth in the universe," said Steve Fentress, director, Strasenburgh Planetarium, RMSC. "Now, thanks to advances in technology and persistent work by astronomers, the evidence is in: planets are probably the rule rather than the exception. We are excited to bring the latest scientific findings to the Rochester community."
In The Search for Another Earth, audiences become immersed in the wonder and amazement of science under the Planetarium's four-story dome. NASA's amazing Kepler space telescope collected more than 3,500 planet candidates, many in multiple planet systems, during its three-year mission. Other instruments here on Earth cross-check and make additional discoveries. Citizen scientists help analyze mountains of data as we hunt for the ultimate finding: an Earth-size planet in the "Goldilocks zone" of its sun.
During the second half of the show, the Planetarium's mighty star projector rises on its elevator and an expert live presenter takes audience members on a 360 degree tour of stars, constellations and planets appearing in the real sky this winter.
The Search for Another Earth is recommended for ages 6 years to adult and lasts for 60 minutes. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, college students, and ages 3–18, and free for RMSC members. Beginning February 15, the show is scheduled for 1pm on Saturdays. The complete show schedule is at www.rmsc.org.
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Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.