When: Tue., April 5, 7:30 p.m. 2011
University of Toronto astronomer Ray Jayawardhana examines intergalactic quests in Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System, which he discusses at A Great Good Place for Books (6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland) on Tuesday, April 5. The "planet hunters" whose work Jayawardhana examines are seeking in real life what the rest of us associate only with science fiction. 7 p.m., free. GreatGoodPlace.Indiebound.com.