As we lift our eyes to the night sky, we are faced with hundreds of glorious beaming stars. One of these - a red dwarf star known as Proxima Centauri - is closer than all of them. At "only" 4.2 light years away, it's practically our neighbor, holding the distinction of being the closest star to the Sun. In 2016, astronomers announced a startling discovery regarding the star. Evidence suggested the existence of an unknown planet circling the star's orbit. Journey to the Pale Red Dot examines the process by which scientists hope to get a better look at the planet, and what might lie in store for them when they do.