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Montalvo Starry, Starry Night: Aliens and Exoplanets, and why ET has to phone long distance

Montalvo's annual art & astronomy slumber party returns! Inspired by our fascination with the night sky, this summer arts festival will feature an evening full of fun, family-friendly activities, including telescope viewing, art making, live performances, and a family-friendly movie on the Garden Terrace.

Prior to the movie screening, Simon Steel, Senior Director of Education and STEAM Programs at the SETI Institute, will offer a brief talk:

“Aliens and Exoplanets, and why ET has to phone long distance”

If ET visited Earth, where would he or she (or it) come from? Amazingly, astronomers are beginning to discover clues to answer this question.  With a few simple props and some help from volunteers, we will find out that such a journey, if possible, is not as easy as it appears in the movies!

Guests have the option to conclude the evening by setting up their tents and camping out under the stars on the Great Lawn. The next morning, overnight participants will awaken to a hot cup of coffee and a continental breakfast on the front veranda of the historic Villa.

Friday, 08/09/19


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$20 General, $65/campsite (optional)

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Villa Montalvo Art Center

15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070