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Out There. Credit:  Marc Horat/The Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium.

Out There

For thousands of years, mankind thought that Earth was the centre of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way.

With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought. A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered. But, despite all these discoveries, one question remains unanswered: is there life out there?

This is a show if you are curious about...

  • How it feels to fly among the planets and stars.
  • What people in the past imagined about other worlds out there.
  • The technology that is used today to discover and explore exoplanets.
  • What we can do with the worlds most advanced telescopes.
  • The CHEOPS mission which was launched in December 2019.
  • If there is life out there in the Universe, and how we would go about discovering it.

This show is suitable for:

  • Teens and adults 

Through collaboration with planetariums around the world we are able to offer this show in English, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese and of course Swedish.  

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds. YouTube video.

The Planetarium is a collaboration between The Faculty of Science, Lund Observatory, the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Engineering LTH.

Page Manager: Vattenhallen Science Center | 2021-08-17