Kepler scientist speaking Saturday


Steve Howell, the project scientist for the NASA Kepler Space telescope, will present “Exoplanets are Everywhere: Discovery by the Kepler Mission and validation by the Gemini Observatory” at 7 p.m. today at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. He will introduce the audience to the Kepler mission and discuss some of its major discoveries. He will also share how the Gemini Observatory plays a role in their validation and characterization.

Tickets for nonmembers are $10; members pay a reduced rate. Purchase tickets at the Imiloa front desk or by calling 969-9703 during regular business hours. For more information, visit imiloahawaii.org.