We Are Aliens


RUNTIME
30 minutes

GRADE LEVEL
Grade 1 - 2

AGE RANGE
7+ years
In 1990, the first exoplanet was discovered.  Since then over 3000 more planets around other stars have been confirmed using ingenious techniques that look for a drop in star brightness when a planet passing in front of the star.  The Kepler Space Telescope, currently in a heliocentric orbit, is designed to look for this tiny drop in star brightness.  

Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe. We visit Mars, Europa and distant Exoplanets to help answer the ultimate question… are we alone? Is Earth the only planet with life?  We Are Aliens! takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.  The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas?

Using the planetarium system and live demonstrations, we'll look at the Kepler mission and the growing number of exoplanets.  We look to answer the question of how many Earth-like planets are in our Galaxy and there is a new home for us somewhere out there.