Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
Recommended for grades 6 - 12
For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide
For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star amoung hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world's most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center
Grade 9-12 program listing