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:
March 10, 2014
An insider's tour of the iconic space missions and telescopes that have given us scientific insights into other worlds, from Mars to the multiverse.
March 19, 2014
Sold out - Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson for a lively conversation with a panel of entrepreneurs and space historians on what may be our real future in space.
March 22, 2014
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 25, 2014
Journey through the universe and see imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Frontiers Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery of Continental Crust Formation with Max Schmidt and Oliver Jagoutz
April 7, 2014
Jagoutz and Schmidt discuss the missing piece that explains the formation of Earth’s continental crust and implications of this discovery for understanding our planet’s evolution.
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?