Exoplanets and Life “Out There”


Exoplanets and the Search for Life in the Universe


WHAT NEW! SciCafe presents Exoplanets and the Search for Life in the Universe, featuring AMNH astrophysicist Ben Oppenheimer.

Science enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the Museum after hours with music, drinks, and thought-provoking conversation at the kick-off of the new monthly series SciCafe. Surrounded by magnificent rock and mineral specimens in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, guests will have a chance to mingle as AMNH astrophysicist Ben Oppenheimer discusses exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, as well as his search for a hypothetical Earth-twin and signs of habitability in nearby planetary systems. Oppenheimer will also explain his role as principal investigator on the Lyot Project, which aims to reveal how planets and solar systems are formed.

The American Museum of Natural History’s new after-hours series SciCafe features cutting-edge science, cocktails, and conversation. SciCafe takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.

WHEN Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm

WHERE Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

American Museum of Natural History