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Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

“The biggest risk to the future of space exploration is the lack of STEM education” -Dr. John Grunsfeld at 2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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TESS

Flight of the Planet Hunter
NASA's Extraordinary Mission to Discover Nearby Worlds

Scheduled to launch in April 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is the next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, including those that could support life. Scientists expect the mission will catalog thousands of new planet candidates and vastly increase the current number of known exoplanets.

TESS will find the most promising exoplanets orbiting our nearest and brightest stars, giving researchers a rich set of new targets for more comprehensive follow-up studies. This extraordinary mission could find planets that are rocky (like Earth), gas giants (like Jupiter) or something even more unusual. Additional follow-up with ground- and space-based missions, including NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, will allow astronomers to study the atmospheres of many of these planets, searching for life in our cosmic neighborhood.

What will our new planet hunter find?
What mysteries await us?

Join us and experience fascinating graphics, animations and videos as we discuss TESS and its extraordinary mission to discover nearby worlds...

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Date:
Saturday, April 21, at 8:00pm

Location:
Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St, Mooresville, IN 46158

Explore the Wonders of the Universe through the Link Observatory Telescope
Free shuttle buses from the Library to the Observatory immediately following the program.

 

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Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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