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  • Question Your World: Is there any other life out there?

    Over time, we’ve used science to answer some pretty big questions. Today we continue to learn more and more about life with cutting edge technology and new discoveries, but some of those big questions still remain. Perhaps one of the biggest questions humanity has ever asked: Is there any other life out there?

  • Retirement Reflections: Top 5 Most Interesting Kepler Finds

    On Tuesday, October 30, NASA announced that the Kepler space telescope had run out of fuel and would be retired. The mission’s story dates back 35 years, even before we knew for sure that planets existed around other stars (now called exoplanets). With so much time and so many discoveries, it’s impossible to write a complete list of Kepler highlights that you can read in one sitting, so here is an incomplete countdown of interesting things Kepler found.

  • Women Inspiring Women

    Where were you on June 18, 1983? Perhaps it doesn’t stick out as a pivotal moment for you, but the activities that day changed the course of history by expanding the perception of what females could and couldn’t do in the universe.

  • The hunt for exoplanets: one of the most exciting topics in modern astronomy

    If you’ve visited The Dome for one of our planetarium shows, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a little about one of the most exciting topics in modern astronomy: exoplanets.

  • Meteorites: It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination

    Hi, everyone! It's Justin Bartel. There''s been some talk about meteorites recently so as the Museum astronomer, I thought I''d explain a little about them. A meteorite is a traveler by nature. Its arrival on Earth is one of the final steps in a journey that spans billions of years and trillions of miles.'