Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: Spring Skies - A Comet is Coming!
March 26, 2013
Most comets–those dazzling, mysterious visitors from the depths of space—turn out to be unimpressive sky objects, but in July 2011, astronomers in Hawaii using a special robotic telescope found a comet that shows some promise to put on a good show during March 2013. We can talk about the historical and scientific importance of comets and then, using the Zeiss IX projector, show just where to look for the new Comet PANSTARRS.
More in this Series:
May 28, 2013
In this program, Museum research scientist Jackie Faherty uses the power of the Dome’s Zeiss IX Projector and the Museum’s Digital Universe Atlas to simulate numerous exciting celestial phenomena that you should be able to see in your lifetime.
June 10, 2013
In this lecture, astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses errors by such giants as Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, and Albert Einstein
June 25, 2013
Join astronomers in the Planetarium as they provide details on how to observe the night sky before heading outside to observe celestial objects.
July 11, 2013
On July 11, the sunset will be aligned with the streets of Manhattan. Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for a viewing of this special event.
July 30, 2013
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe.
August 27, 2013
Learn to use the familiar zodiac constellations—such as Taurus and Gemini— to locate other planets as they move through their orbits.