2. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A METEOR, COMET, ASTEROID, AND SHOOTING STAR? If you’ve ever been put on the spot by an inquisitive child, this is your opportunity to find out. Or perhaps, your child can explain it to you.
3. Who was Cassiopeia? For various cultures around the world, constellations were used as the basis of fantastic myths and rich stories to explain the universe. How many stories of the 88 commonly accepted constellations do you know? Find out a few more to impress your friends the next time you’re sitting around the campfire. The younger set will be able to create their own constellations as part of one of several kids’ crafts and games.
4. Is there life out there beyond our planet? It’s the quintessential question of mankind. With powerful telescopes and the most brilliant minds in the field, science has made huge strides recently in understanding the conditions that can support life on Mars and how to detect potential life beyond. Hear from scientists who know the latest.