March 23, 2018

Fulldome lecture “Are we alone in the Universe?”



This Saturday we are privileged to be invited to the Kavli Fulldome Lecture held at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, USA.  The lecture, presented by Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, deals with the exploration of planets around other stars, and the search for signs of life.


From the website:

Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered over the past two decades. In this lecture Dr. Kaltenegger will discuss these discoveries and explore how we can determine which of these exoplanets might be suitable for life. She will discuss techniques and missions to detect life itself on these worlds to finally answer the question ”Are we alone in the Universe?”.


In a fulldome lecture, stunning animated visuals created from real data are used to illustrate the content of the lecture, which deals with some of the “big questions” in astronomy today.  This is enabled through a “domecast”, where our Planetarium can connect with others across the globe, and can share in whatever is being presented at another planetarium.



Place: PLANETARIUM SCIENCE CENTRE (directions below)


4:30pm: Arrival

5:00 – 6:00pm: Fulldome lecture “Are we alone in the Universe?”


Price: Adults – Ghc 20, Students/Children – Ghc 10


Some important notes:

·         Entry to the planetarium is limited to 80 people, so please arrive by 4:30pm to buy your ticket to be sure of gaining entry

·         Latecomers will not be admitted into the planetarium once the lecture has started.

·         The event consists of a 1-hour lecture hence the suggested audience is adults and older children only (minimum 10 years)


Additional background information is available on the Adler Planetarium website: