Undiscovered Worlds

Undiscovered Worlds


Visit the next frontier of astronomical discovery with this immersive presentation on the planets being discovered in orbit around distant stars. How do astronomers discover these new worlds and learn about their characteristics? UNDISCOVERED WORLDS takes viewers on a journey to the first exoplanets stars and explores the method of detecting these new objects. From blistering planets where rocks melt on the surface, to huge gas giants, to the Earth-like planets in the habitable zones of their parent stars UNDISCOVERED WORLDS is a thrilling and awe-inspiring vista of astronomical discovery.

Suitable Audience: middle school and up

Approximate Running Time: 30 minutes

Main Themes: stellar evolution, spectroscopy, Doppler effect, planetary classification