Free Launch Pad Lecture Introduces New Worlds

Using hundreds of hours of observations from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, an international team of astronomers investigated a sample of 25 exoplanets, out of the 5,000+ identified by NASA. The team was able to identify some clear trends and correlations between the exoplanets’ atmospheric constitutions and observed behavior. Courtesy/ESA


The monthly Launch Pad Lecture at the Museum of Space History scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 will feature Museum Outreach Coordinator Tony Gondola.

His topic will be “Exoplanets: We are Not Alone”, and will highlight the amazing variety of worlds discovered beyond our solar system. From giant hot planets to Earth-like worlds in abundance, discover what’s really out there, and how it might impact the search for life as well as our own future.

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

Where: New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM. Take the elevator up to the second floor!

The next Launch Pad Lecture will be held Friday, Nov. 4. The topic will be “The Road to the Moon” presented by Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.

About the New Mexico Museum of Space History:

The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. A Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum showcases the significant role New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program and features the International Space Hall of Fame, and New Horizons Dome Theater.

3198 State Route 2001 | Alamogordo, NM 88310; Call 575.437.2840 for more information or visit the website. Like them at:

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