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.
More in this Series:
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.
June 5, 2017
Join Carter Emmart for a new look at the Martian landscape, beyond the reach of rovers.
June 27, 2017
NASA heliophysics scientists join Carter Emmart for an immersive look at "space weather"— a beautiful (and potentially dangerous) phenomena.