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:
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?
June 9, 2014
Cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin discusses the origin of this new worldview, its possible observational tests, and its implications for the beginning and the end of the universe.
June 24, 2014
Explore city, suburban, and rural summer skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Emily Rice, and Ted Williams.