For those space tweeps that live in New York City or will be there, check out the upcoming lecture series courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History!

Frontiers in Astrophysics Lecture Series
Strange New Worlds with Ray Jayawardhana

When: October 3, 2011 | 7:30 pm
Where: American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium Space Theater (Enter at 81st Street)
Price: $15 ($13.50 Members, students, seniors)

Soon astronomers expect to find alien “Earths” by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that these planets harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas of human thought—from religion and philosophy to art and biology—will be breathtaking. In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets—and alien life—beyond our solar system.

A book signing will follow.