Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: A Decade at Saturn with Carolyn Porco
October 20, 2014
A glistening spaceship, with billions of miles behind it, glides into orbit around a softly-hued, ringed planet. A flying-saucer shaped machine descends through a hazy atmosphere and lands on the surface of an alien moon, ten times farther from the Sun than the Earth. Fantastic though they seem, these visions are not a dream. For seven years, the Cassini spacecraft and its Huygens probe traveled to Saturn. Their successful entry into orbit in the summer of 2004, the mythic landing of Huygens on the cold, dark equatorial plains of Titan, and Cassini's subsequent decade-long exploration of the saturnian environment have become the stuff of legend. What they have shown us, and the images they have collected, are being closely examined in the pursuit of invaluable scientific insights on the nature of this very remote planetary system. Come along for the ride with Cassini Imaging Team Leader, Carolyn Porco, and witness the sights and magic worked by these emissaries from Earth to the enchanting realm of Saturn.
More in this Series:
December 30, 2014
With the Museum's director of astrovisualization, Carter Emmart as your guide, drift over the blue planet and witness the unparalleled beauty of the most diverse and necessary planetary system that we call home our home planet.
January 22, 2015
SOLD OUT - Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2014.
January 27, 2015
Interested in becoming an amateur astronomer but unsure where to begin? Ever wonder if it is even worth it to house a telescope in a cramped New York City apartment? Start your astronomical viewing in the Hayden Planetarium and prepare for the night sky.
February 2, 2015
Launched in 2004 to study an unknown world, Rosetta has finally reached its goal and is the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
February 24, 2015
After an 8-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission will soon be arriving at Pluto.