Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: Life on Other Worlds
August 26, 2014
The number of known planets around other stars increases every day. As such, our understanding of life beyond Earth is constantly being revised. In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds, their potential for life, and the strange but beautiful vistas one might see among the planets at the forefront of astronomical discoveries.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.
More in this Series:
October 28, 2014
In this Astronomy Live program Jackie Faherty will use the Digital Universe software to tour worlds both familiar and unfamiliar.
Frontiers Lecture: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning with Marcelo Gleiser and Rebecca Goldstein
November 3, 2014
Renowned theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein discuss the limits of knowledge and how much we can actually know of the world.
November 6, 2014
In this talk scientists describe an innovative design for a space-based observatory consisting of a telescope plus “starshade,” to separate the faint specks of planet light from the glare of their parent stars, and begin probing mysteries related to their chemistry, structure, and potential for harboring life.
November 17, 2014
Earthquakes happen frequently—but what causes them? Why are they unpredictable? What do they tell us about Earth's deep interior?
November 25, 2014
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
December 8, 2014
Award-winning author Martin Harwit looks at how our knowledge of the working and evolution of the Universe grew in his new book, In Search of the True Universe — The Tools, Shaping and Cost of Cosmological Thought.
December 15, 2014
Join Hayden astronomers with Steve Beyer, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams for a “sneak peak” at the nebulas and open cluster that will be visible this winter.
December 30, 2014
With the Museum's director of astrovisualization, Carter Emmart as your guide, drift over the blue planet and witness the unparalleled beauty of the most diverse and necessary planetary system that we call home our home planet.