Humans have been dreaming of other worlds for thousands of years. This talk will be an insider's tour of the iconic space missions and telescopes that have given us scientific insights into other worlds, from Mars to the multiverse. The journey starts in the Solar System. It continues with telescopes that have situated us in the realm of the Milky Way, a "city of stars" a hundred thousand light years across. Ending with images of the cosmos in shimmering microwaves, faded relics from the dawn of creation, the lecture by Chris Impey hints of potential worlds beyond the observable universe.
Following the lecture, Dr. Impey will sign copies of his book, Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.