After Hours Programs

Frontiers Lecture: Can We Reach The Stars?

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Professor of physics Greg Matloff discusses recent developments that have advanced the possibility of interstellar travel for robots and humans, from the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, to the announcement of an interstellar-probe called Project Starshot. Learn how advances in photon sailing, nano-spacecrafts, and high-powered lasers may bring the stars within reach.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.