Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: Mars and Mercury with Carter Emmart
January 28, 2014
Join the Museum’s director of astrovisualization Carter Emmart for an evening seeing two worlds close up thanks to new data recently synthesized by NASA The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera has covered over half the surface of the Red Planet at six-meter resolution. The Mercury MESSENGER mission is sending back images being made into maps that are allowing us to see the closest world to the Sun better than ever before. The terrain height has also been measured on both worlds, so together with these high-resolution image maps, the Hayden can virtually take us there to experience the similarities and differences in stunning detail.
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.