Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: The Grand Tour
July 29, 2014
Nearly all of us know we're the third planet from the Sun, but where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place among the planets, stars, and galaxies in the universe? The Grand Tour will answer these questions while you travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe. Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas. In one evening, you will experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.
The best views of the universe happen at an evening program in the Hayden Planetarium. Enjoy tours of the cosmos with expert presenters, lively lectures, seasonal star parties, special events, and more.
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May 5, 2016
Sold out - In a dazzling, full-dome presentation, simulcast from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, astrophysicist Michael Turner will illustrate what we know and how we know it, as well as the big ideas and puzzles of cosmology today.
May 9, 2016
Join astronomer Jason Kalirai on a journey through space to uncover the latest evidence about where we sit in the universe and explore the possibility of life on other worlds.
May 31, 2016
Join Steven Beyer and Joe Rao as they illustrate Mars’ place among the stars of the constellation Scorpius, and explain what happens during the Opposition of Mars, when the Red Planet and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth.
June 13, 2016
Astrophysicist Travis Rector will explain how researchers create images that are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful while Carter Emmart will project examples of this stunning imagery in full-dome.
June 28, 2016
Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich explore some of the most important unsolved mysteries of astronomy and cosmology, and how scientists seek to solve them.