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:
July 29, 2014
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 26, 2014
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.
September 8, 2014
Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure from tiny microbes to distant exoplanets, asserting that the concept of “the universe” as the containment of everything is in need of updating.
September 30, 2014
Explore autumn skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams.