Join us in Ithaca at Cornell on May 9th

Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell's new Institute for Pale Blue Dots, introduces the Institute and describes the exciting plans for the inauguration on May 9, 2015, to which the public is invited. Here is a short video about the event.

If you can't join us in person, join us virtually. The livestream link is: http://www.cornell.edu/video/institute-for-pale-blue-dots-inauguration

The day will feature inspiring international speakers talking about the challenges and excitement of their search for the first exoplanets, as well as the newest results of the search for Pale Blue Dots.

Speakers: Ann Druyan, writer/producer; Didier Queloz, Univ. Cambridge, UK; Alex Wolzclavan, Penn State; Dave Latham, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA; Bill Borucki, NASA AMES; Natalie Batalha, NASA AMES; Jonathan Lunine, Cornell; Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard; Lynn Rothschild, NASA AMES; and Lisa Kaltenegger, Cornell.

Klarman Hall at sunset

Tweets from CSInst

The paper can be found here: https://t.co/fRbeqtmShM 6/6
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“From the exoplanets’ point-of-view, we are the aliens.” Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger (, Director,… https://t.co/fTOgBqCgvg
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“One might imagine that worlds beyond Earth that have already detected us, are making the same plans for our planet… https://t.co/lFv2BTM1se
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“Our analysis shows that even the closest stars generally spend more than 1,000 years at a vantage point where they… https://t.co/Y9h4tFH6q8
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"Scientists at Cornell and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems – withi… https://t.co/q1eBKlLukt
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' Exoplanets get a cosmic front-row seat to find backlit Earth ' New research by Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger (… https://t.co/w39bjVPKge
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