New Show Opens at Carr-Fles Planetarium

Undiscovered Worlds at planetarium

“Undiscovered Worlds,” a captivating 35-minute show exploring the timeless question of whether other planets like Earth exist, recently opened at the state-of-the-art Carr-Fles Planetarium on the Muskegon Community College campus.

All planetarium shows, which are free and open to the public, begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Undiscovered Worlds” will run through Oct. 29.

Through the discovery of exoplanets, the hundreds of planets that have been found orbiting stars beyond the Sun, we have learned that our solar system is not alone in the universe. We had to redefine our understanding of planets and solar systems.

With rapidly improving technology and endeavors like the Kepler Telescope, the discovery of exoplanets represents one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will this change how we view our place in the universe?

“Undiscovered Worlds” will be followed by a brief tour of the current night sky, using the planetarium. For more information, call (231) 777-0289.