Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: Mercury Rising
January 31, 2017
This event is now CANCELED and will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information or to request a refund, please contact Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.
Thanks to the recently completed MESSENGER mission, we can now explore our innermost planet in detail. Resembling our Moon, and with a similar atmosphere, Mercury has enough activity in its interior to generate a small magnetic field. Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.
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March 29, 2017
Sold out - Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion and debate about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative and revolutionary idea.
April 3, 2017
RESCHEDULED for Monday, April 3rd - Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality.
April 13, 2017
Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit.
April 21, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day in the planetarium dome! Carter Emmart guides you through the immersive story of our beautiful planet.
April 25, 2017
Irene Pease and Brian Abbott show you what the night sky looks like from other vantage points in the cosmos.
May 15, 2017
Geoscientist Tullis Onstott provides an insider’s look at pioneering fieldwork on Earth’s thriving subterranean biosphere—a place where scientists once thought life could not possibly exist.
May 23, 2017
Jackie Faherty and Ted Williams tour the universe exploring these unsolved mysteries and discuss how scientists seek to solve them.
May 30, 2017
As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.