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article-1106383-0059541c00000258-807_468x354Is there life beyond Earth? What would it be like to travel through the Milky Way Galaxy? The University of Toledo’s Ritter Planetarium will answer these questions this month.

A new Ritter production, “The Search for Life,” will be shown Fridays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. Learn about the hundreds of new planets astronomers have discovered and how they are searching for life beyond Earth.

“Journey Through the Solar System” will be shown Saturdays, Nov. 6 and 13, at 1 p.m. Take a tour in space and stop by the sun, moon and all the planets.

Weather permitting, observing at the Ritter Observatory will take place Friday, Nov. 5, and at the Brooks Observatory after the other evening programs, and the planetarium’s Sunspotter Telescope will be used to look at the brightest star in the solar system following Saturday programs.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children 3 and older and senior citizens, and free for children 2 and younger.

For more information on the programs, contact Ritter Planetarium at 419.530.4037 or go to www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

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