The national traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds will open at the Henry F. Hauser Museum and Sierra Vista Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
The exhibit explores the fascinating world of space and astronomy. Using hands-on multimedia activities and static displays, the exhibit delves into 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.
“At a time when many in-person learning opportunities are limited, this is a great chance for local youth and families to access an interactive learning program from national leaders in space education,” Henry F. Hauser Museum Curator Elizabeth Wrozek says. “We’re thrilled to offer this extraordinary resource to our community.”
City staff will limit the number of people inside the exhibit at any one time to ensure safe social distancing may be practiced. All components of the exhibit will also be sanitized often as part of an enhanced cleaning plan for the exhibit put in place due to COVID-19.
Wrozek is also working with the Patterson Observatory and Huachuca Astronomy Club to highlight the history of local astronomy in companion displays that will be part of the exhibit. The local items to be featured include meteorites, telescopes, and original observatory blueprints.
If you go
The Discover Exoplanets exhibit will have components on display at the Henry F. Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library.
The museum is open on Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The library’s exhibit hours will be:
- Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
About the exhibit
Discover Exoplanets was developed by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This project was made possible through support from NASA, under cooperative agreement number NNXI6AC65A.