Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds

Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds, a free NASA exhibit, will be at the C.H. Booth Library March 2024 – May 2024. The national traveling exhibition explores space and astronomy, covering topics such as the search for habitable worlds beyond our Solar System, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds, and how they may be like our own. Discover Exoplanets is made possible through NASA’s Universe of Learning.

Check out this clip for a sneak peek of the upcoming exhibit.

The exhibit features hands-on, multimedia activities where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries, and learn about whether popular TV and movies are fact or fiction. 

For additional information and to get involved, please contact Kate Sasanoff by phone at  (203) 426-4533, ext. 1 or via email at programs@chboothlibrary.org.

For schools interested in tour information, please contact Darcy Sowers by phone at (203) 426-4533, ext. 3 or via email at ya@chboothlibrary.org.

Upcoming Programs (times and more information to come):

  • March Programs:
    • March 7: NASA Ambassador Bill Cloutier: International Space Station at 25 Years
    • March 13: Carm’s Kids Book Club – The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
    • March 13: Introduction to Astrophotography – Fred Danowski: Information Systems Librarian, Milford Public Library
    • March 23: Cool-ology: Cool Constellations
    • March 24: Star Lab
    • March 27: Science Fiction Book Club: The Calculating Stars 
    • March 28: NASA Speaker’s Bureau: Mr. Ravi Kumar Kopparapu, Research Assistant in Planetary Studies, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD
    • March 30: Saturday Science with Mr. Nash: Destination Mars!
  • April Programs:
    • April 7: Star Lab
    • April 8: Solar Eclipse
    • April 10: Carm’s Kids Book Club – A Rover’s Story
    • April 10: Introduction to Astrophotography – Fred Danowski: Information Systems Librarian, Milford Public Library
    • April 13: Saturday Science with Mr. Nash: Destination Mars!
    • April 24: Author Visit: Branwen OShea
    • April 24: Science Fiction Book Club: The Calling 
    • April 25: NASA Speaker’s Bureau: Dana R. Louie, Ph.D. (she/her/hers), NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory
    • April 27: Cool-ology: Come Fly Away with Me
    • April 30: NASA Ambassador Bill Cloutier: Perils of Spaceflight
  • May Programs:
    • May (date TBD): Search for Exoplanets & the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
    • May (date TBD): Virtual Planetarium Show with the Smithsonian Natural Air and Space Museum
    • May 11: Saturday Science with Mr. Nash: Destination Mars!
    • May 15: Carm’s Kids Book Club: The Lion of Mars
    • May 16: Habitable Exoplanet Ethical Framework: Golden Rule.  Dr. Mitch Wagener, Climate Change Educator & Professor of Biology at WCSU, Danbury, CT campus
    • May 18: Cool-ology: Outer Space Engineering and Design Lab
    • May 21: NASA Ambassador Bill Cloutier: History of Robotic Exploration on Mars & the Rovers
    • May 29: Science Fiction Book Club: Project Hail Mary 
    • May 30: NASA Speaker’s Bureau: Rosa Avalos-Warren, Human Spaceflight Mission Manager, Near Space Network, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Headquarters

Libraries In the Tour:

Discover Exoplanets is made possible through NASA’s Universe of Learning. NASA’s Universe of Learning materials are based upon work supported by NASA under award number NNX16AC65A to the Space Telescope Science Institute, working in partnership with Caltech/IPAC, Center for Astrophysics|Harvard and Smithsonian, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The C.H. Booth Library will be enhancing this incredible exhibit with programming and local collaborations – consider supporting our work with a sponsorship or donation!

Logos for the exhibit.