Over 100 giant planets orbiting other stars have already been found by ground-based telescopes. Dr. William Borucki, NASA Ames Research Center, will describe future space-based missions necessary to find habitable Earth-sized planets.
This lecture is the last in the series for 2004. The lecture is free but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Tickets are available at the museum's Lockheed Martin IMAX(r) Theater box office or through Tickets.com by calling (800) 529-2440, or visiting www.tickets.com. There is a nominal service charge on Tickets.com orders. Tickets may also be reserved by calling (202) 633-2398, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00 p.m. Selected exhibitions open. Experience interactive Discovery Stations and engage a working model of the Mars Exploration Rovers currently exploring the Red Planet.
6:30 p.m. Free showing of Space Station 3D, Lockheed Martin IMAXÃÂ® Theater