The Search for Life
in the Universe

Are we alone in the universe? Host Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek’s Mr. Spock) poses this question, which has puzzled humanity since its beginning. Journey from the imagination of science fiction to the wonders of science fact.  Learn about the attempts being made to establish contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. Examine the ingredients necessary for life on our planet as we ponder the possibility of life in our solar system and beyond.

Produced by Buhl Planetarium at Carnegie Science Center

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy

Runtime: 30 min

Audience: suitable for grades 4 and up

Educational Standards



click to listen to radio spot of Search for Life

Center for Aerospace Education
Hokulani Imaginarium
Windward Community College

updated: 1/16/22