EXOPLANETS: WORLDS BEYOND
Since the early 1990’s planets beyond our solar system have been found around distant stars. Currently the number is over 5,000. Some of these planets orbit the parent star within an area we call the habitable zone. This is an area that may contain water and possible life forms. In this course you will learn what exoplanets are, how they are found, where they are located and the instruments used to detect these objects. We will also discus the possibility of how some of these planets may have life on them. Hands-on activities will include exoplanet models, size comparisons, detection techniques and more.