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Water Is Life

Water Is Life was written and produced for Griffith Observatory’s fifth grade school field trip program. Drawing on the fifth grade science content standards, Water Is Life explores where our water in California comes from, and how water on Earth keeps us alive.

Earth is unlike any other planet in the solar system. It is covered with water, and it is teeming with life. Earth is the one world we know in the universe where life exists. If the ingredients and conditions that lead to life on Earth can be found on another world, could life have started there, too?

The search for life beyond Earth starts with a search for environments that sustain liquid water. After a blast-off from Earth, Water Is Life travels to Mars, to Jupiter and its moons, and to the outer solar system searching for watery environments.

Show Length: 32 min.

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Signs of Life

Signs of Life is an astronomical detective story that propels visitors to uncover what it took to put life in the universe. Earth is the launchpad to Mars, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and planets beyond our Milky Way Galaxy in a search for answers to the mysteries that captivate our imagination.

Show Length: 35 min.

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Centered in the Universe

We often imagine ourselves at the center of things. That includes our place in the universe, ever since the first people looked up at the sky. Even as our scientific observation has shown the cosmos does not revolve around us, our ongoing investigations continue to keep us Centered in the Universe .

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