Hayden Planetarium Programs
Celestial Fireworks in Spring Skies with Joe Rao and Steve Beyer
April 29, 2014
Springtime night sky views this year are punctuated by brilliant Mars, outshining the brightest stars seen throughout the season. Tour other seasonal constellation highlights and stars orbited by newly discovered extrasolar planets. And learn where and when to see what promises to be the most exciting sky event of 2014, an amazing display of shooting stars that could come early on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 24) as Earth passes through trails of dust left behind by a tiny comet! We'll cue you in on where and when this potential showing of celestial fireworks might take place.
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.
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?