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March 20, 2020
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February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Mamakating Environmental Education & Interpretive Center and Catskills Astronomy Club will present an astronomy documentary film from the History Channel series "The Universe" entitled "Search for ET".
"In a galaxy filled with a billion stars, in a universe filled with a hundred billion galaxies–are we alone? SETI–the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence–is a privately funded project using radio telescopes and optical telescopes to scan the stars for signals. NASA is planning missions to Mars, Jupiter’s sixth moon, Europa, and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, to look for primitive, microbial life in ice concentrations. Whether we discover primitive or intelligent life, how will that knowledge impact humankind’s view of itself?"
The event is open to the public and will be presented with discussion breaks led by Catskills Astronomy Club member John Kocijanski. If the weather permits a moon observation session will occur after the film using an astronomical telescope.