Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: Celestial Polar Express
January 7, 2014
Many of us have heard of the North Star Polaris, but we may not understand that the Celestial North Pole actually changes over time. In this lecture by longtime Hayden presenter Ted Williams, we’ll learn about the shifting poles, whether there is a star akin to Polaris in the Southern Hemisphere, and much more. And did you know there are north and south “poles” in our solar system—and even in the Milky Way galaxy? Join us as we travel across the globe in search of these celestial anchors.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.
More in this Series:
April 29, 2014
Take a tour of other seasonal constellation highlights and stars orbited by newly discovered extrasolar planets.
May 12, 2014
Theoretical astrophysicist Katherine Freese ponders the question: What is the universe made of?
May 27, 2014
Ever wonder where that galaxy far, far away really is? Or where's the best place for a colony on Mars?
June 9, 2014
Cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin discusses the origin of this new worldview, its possible observational tests, and its implications for the beginning and the end of the universe.
June 24, 2014
Explore city, suburban, and rural summer skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Emily Rice, and Ted Williams.