First Fridays: Water Moons

It used to be the prevailing wisdom was that Earth was the only place in the solar system to consistently harbor liquid water. In the past couple of decades, we have come to realize that may not be the case. Several moons in our solar system appear to have vast oceans of liquid water underneath icy frozen exteriors. This talk will explore several of these moons including Europa, Enceladus, Titan, and Ganymede. We will look at the methods used to find this water so far as well as upcoming NASA missions aimed at exploring these moons further in an attempt to determine which, if any, might also be hospitable to life as we know it.

Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Genesee County Residents: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors, $2.50 youth ages 2-11
Non-Residents: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $5 youth ages 2-11
Members: Free admission
Includes 7:00 p.m. showing of Oceans: Our Blue Planet