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Carl Sagan Day – NASA’S Exoplanet Travel Bureau: Voyage to Worlds Beyond (Grand Rapids)

November 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Wealthy Theatre Annex – Front Studio (map below)
1110 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


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.”

Additional Information
Exterior image of the Wealthy Theatre Annex Building
Wealthy Theatre Annex Building – 1110 Wealthy St. SE

The Wealthy Theatre Annex is two buildings down from the main Theatre Building – See Map below.

FREE Parking is available in the Wealthy Theatre lot behind the Theatre and Annex Buildings via Barth/Sigsbee or the driveway East of the Annex Building. Street parking is also free after 5pm. Handicap parking is available immediately behind the Annex Building.

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. See Map above or View Map on Google Maps.

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

About Lisa Wininger

JPL Solar System Ambassador, NASA

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.