American Museum of Natural History's Strange New Worlds with Ray Jayawardhana - The American Museum of Natural History

Date: 10/03/11
Ages: All
Price: $15 ($13.50 Members, students, seniors)
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Upper West Side, NY 10024

Description: Soon astronomers expect to find alien “Earths” by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that these planets harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas of human thought—from religion and philosophy to art and biology—will be breathtaking. In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets—and alien life—beyond our solar system. A book signing will follow. The event will take place in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater (Enter at 81st Street).