Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: Edges of Space
February 26, 2013
The Voyager spacecraft recently encountered the “edge” of the solar system, beginning its journey through interstellar space. The Sun and Earth exist in the galactic outskirts, closer to our galaxy’s periphery than its center. What distinguishes a dwarf planet from a planet? In this program, we will explore the wheres and whys of stars, galaxies, and the Universe, and discuss astronomical “species” such as planets, brown dwarfs, and star clusters. Join us as we go to, through, and beyond the edges of space!
More in this Series:
May 28, 2013
In this program, Museum research scientist Jackie Faherty uses the power of the Dome’s Zeiss IX Projector and the Museum’s Digital Universe Atlas to simulate numerous exciting celestial phenomena that you should be able to see in your lifetime.
June 10, 2013
In this lecture, astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses errors by such giants as Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, and Albert Einstein
June 25, 2013
Join astronomers in the Planetarium as they provide details on how to observe the night sky before heading outside to observe celestial objects.
July 11, 2013
On July 11, the sunset will be aligned with the streets of Manhattan. Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for a viewing of this special event.
July 30, 2013
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe.
August 27, 2013
Learn to use the familiar zodiac constellations—such as Taurus and Gemini— to locate other planets as they move through their orbits.