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Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell's new Institute for Pale Blue Dots, introduces the Institute and describes the exciting plans for the inauguration on May 9, 2015. The Inauguration is free and open to everyone, but reservations are required. RSVP by May 1 to

The day will feature inspiring international speakers talking about the challenges and excitement of their search for the first exoplanets, as well as the newest results of the search for Pale Blue Dots.

Speakers: Ann Druyan, writer/producer; Didier Queloz, Univ. Cambridge, UK; Alex Wolszczan, Penn State; Dave Latham, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA; Bill Borucki, NASA AMES; Natalie Batalha, NASA AMES; Jonathan Lunine, Cornell; Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard; Lynn Rothschild, NASA AMES; and Lisa Kaltenegger, Cornell.