The Frontiers Lectures highlights the latest advances in our knowledge of the universe by presenting the work of scientists working at the cutting edge of astrophysics.
The Hayden Planetarium has assembled the world’s largest cosmic atlas, extending from the Earth to the edges of the observable universe. Combined with the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX star projector Astronomy Live programs offer an interactive tour of the universe and a view of the constantly changing night sky.
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See individual listings for upcoming program below.
May 5, 2016
Sold out - In a dazzling, full-dome presentation, simulcast from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, astrophysicist Michael Turner will illustrate what we know and how we know it, as well as the big ideas and puzzles of cosmology today.
May 9, 2016
Join astronomer Jason Kalirai on a journey through space to uncover the latest evidence about where we sit in the universe and explore the possibility of life on other worlds.
May 31, 2016
Join Steven Beyer and Joe Rao as they illustrate Mars’ place among the stars of the constellation Scorpius, and explain what happens during the Opposition of Mars, when the Red Planet and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth.
June 13, 2016
Astrophysicist Travis Rector will explain how researchers create images that are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful while Carter Emmart will project examples of this stunning imagery in full-dome.
June 28, 2016
Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich explore some of the most important unsolved mysteries of astronomy and cosmology, and how scientists seek to solve them.
April 26, 2016
Join Jana Grcevich and Irene Pease as they explore the various dangers of space that could destroy us, and how the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields keep us safe.
April 18, 2016
Physicist Nergis Mavalvala discusses how we search for these ripples in space-time and decode the information they carry about events as far back in time as the first moments after the Big Bang.
April 5, 2016
Sold out - Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion and debate about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative and revolutionary idea.
March 29, 2016
Sold out - Join Brian Abbott and Brian Levine as they discuss how stars, galaxies, and the universe took shape, and how they evolve through time.
March 19, 2016
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.