Planet Hunting and Other Stellar News Crdt: ESO
June 1, 2010
Whew! Life is busy. I visited a wonderful book store called WORDS, in Maplewood, NJ, and signed books.
What a beautiful book store, and what nice people. Thank you to Kelsey and Jeff for your help, and for Jonah for supporting my book. I love the cap and mug you guys gave me!
I talked about planet hunting to fifth graders during Everyone Reads Week! at P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This is an annual celebration of books and authors organized by the wonderful librarians, Dawnica, Carolyn, and Maggie. The kids asked fantastic questions, like:
- How will we know when we find a planet like Earth?
- Will we be able to live on extrasolar planets?
- How far away from Earth are extrasolar planets?
- How will we know if an extrasolar planet has water? Has life?
These kids were truly inspiring!