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Welcome to Mini-CAST 2019 - Due to limited on-site parking we encourage you to carpool to the event. Remote parking and shuttles will be available at 612 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002 starting at 7:30 am.

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Saturday, March 2 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exploring Exoplanets in the Classroom

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Are there habitable alien worlds? What makes a world habitable, in our solar system or beyond? How far away are the closest potentially habitable exoplanets? In this interactive, TEKS-aligned workshop, we will explore conceptions of scale and why it matters for exoplanets, planet hunting, known exoplanets, and what science tells us about alien worlds with similarities to our own. _x000D_
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This cosmic journey will use engaging online multimedia NASA resources, easy activities with common materials, the presenter’s own free curricula with classroom-ready scale models, and more. Participants will relate exoplanets to the TEKS, and discuss why “eyeball Earths” orbiting small dim stars maybe the most common “Earth-like” planets of all.

Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B103

Attendees (10)