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NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau: Voyage to Worlds Beyond (GR)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of Carl Sagan Day we welcome JPL Solar System Ambassador Lisa Wininger, who will present “NASA’S Exoplanet Travel Bureau: Voyage to Worlds Beyond” to explore planets beyond our solar system through a multimedia presentation.

Finding potential life-bearing worlds is one of NASA’s next big challenges. What is an exoplanet? Where are they located and how do we find them? How can we tell if they have the potential for supporting life? Learn about the futuristic technologies that NASA is developing to find and explore alien worlds.

Carl Sagan said “ We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” Join us to learn more about the distant parts of the cosmos.”

About the Speaker

Lisa Wininger is a Regional Director for the MiSTEM Network and is based in West Michigan and has been a space enthusiast throughout her career. Lisa participated in the SOFIA Airborne Astronomy program in 2015, and speaks about the flying observatory and its research at professional gatherings.

Lisa was selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in 2017 and served a year as a Fellow with NASA. She is a graduate of WRATS rocketry camp at NASA Wallops Island, presented at the SEEC conference at Houston Space Center, and at multiple NSTA conferences.

Additional Information:

FREE Parking is available in the Wealthy Theatre lot behind the main building follow the driveway immediately to the East of the Annex Building and around to the left. Handicap parking is available immediately behind the Annex Building. Street parking and the lot behind the Annex is also free after 5pm. See Picture in Discussion.

After the meeting, join us at Brick Road Pizza, just down the block at 1017 Wealthy St SE in Grand Rapids, to continue the conversation, and enjoy food & drinks. View Map

CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our https://cfimichigan.org/culture-expectations-events/. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, michigan@centerforinquiry.net, 616-698-2342


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wealthy Theatre
Center for Inquiry-Michigan (CFI)