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“When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?” ft. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?” Followed by a FREE viewing of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Presented by Seth Shostak, Ph.D. Astrophysicist, Senior Astronomer for the SETI Institute.

General admission is $10 for adults or children.
Member admission pricing is $8 for adults or children. Please purchase tickets in advance. This events are limited capacity and typically sell out in advance. You can purchase tickets here:

Are we alone in the universe? Is it possible that all of the Milky Way’s trillion planets are sterile, with the exception of Earth?

New approaches to detecting life suggest that there is good reason to expect a discovery of microbic organisms on other worlds soon, and that we may uncover evidence of sophisticated civilizations – the type of aliens we see in the movies and on TV – within a few decades. Is this just wishful thinking? What would be the societal repercussions if we learn that we are not the only biological beings in the cosmos?

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our DomeHead Science lecture/classic film series in the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater. This has been made possible because of Evonik Industries generous funding of a laser digital projector for the theater. This projector will allow us to show movies, images and presentations in a much larger/hi-res format.

DomeHead Science welcomes people who may or may not typically get involved with scientific discussions but are interested in research that is related to some of their favorite movies. It is not an exclusive club meeting for scientists and science majors; it is rather an informal atmosphere where all guests feel encouraged to participate. We want our participants to feel empowered to learn, and the speaker to gain a valuable perspective on his or her own work.

Note to parents: Please use your own descretion when bringing young children to these events. While we work to keep these events as family friendly as possible, unless otherwise noted, we can not predict how all younger viewers react to content.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for some scary images and language


December 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm