Join us for a double dose of out of this world space exploration as the ArtMobile makes a landing at the Allegany Public Library!
Join us in our search for aliens as we construct one of kind life forms to inhabit the galaxies beyond our reach.
Come learn about the Drake equation, developed to determine the odds of finding intelligent life in the universe, and then explore various star systems captured by the Hubble Telescope. Then, construct your own forms of intelligent life to inhabit these galaxy clusters by relying on the probability of rolling a specific dice number to secure each part of your extraterrestrial being.
Join us as we go whizzing through space and around the sun on the tails of a comet. A mixture of ice, carbon dioxide, dust and other gases, comets are surrounded by a large cloud of gas and dust which compose their tail. As comets approach the sun in their orbit they heat up and their tail gets longer, splitting into two – gases and dust.
Participants will experience this phenomenon first hand, using three dimensional geometry to build their own comet wind socks; adding separate tails to help detail a comets path through space.
Free & open to the public with all materials provided!