JPL hosted a celebration at the National Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first exoplanet found around another (main-sequence) star. Many scientists, engineers, managers and students that have been involved in exoplanets gathered to watch a premiere of JPL’s short film on 20 years of exoplanets.

Here are some fancy pictures from the event (click on one for slideshow):

Here are some snapshots of the film viewing, hosted by Sara Seager (MIT) and Scott Gaudi (Ohio State). Apologies for the old-iphone-quality photos. A lot of the scientists that discovered the first exoplanets were in attendance and recognized. The movie short was fantastic, it will be posted on JPL’s website soon.