Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: Asteroids: Earth’s Nearest Neighbors with Amy Mainzer
February 3, 2014 - February 4, 2014
Asteroids have interacted with Earth in the past and are certain to do so in the future. In this talk, WISE Deputy Project Scientist from JPL, Amy Mainzer will explore the origins and evolution of the smallest bodies in our solar system as well as what has recently been learned about their orbital and physical properties. Recent advances in ground- and space-based astronomy have yielded new estimates of their numbers, orbits, sizes, and compositions. Systems to discover, track, characterize, and predict potential impacts from Earth's nearest neighbors will be discussed.
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July 29, 2014
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 26, 2014
In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds.
September 8, 2014
Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure from tiny microbes to distant exoplanets, asserting that the concept of “the universe” as the containment of everything is in need of updating.
September 30, 2014
Explore autumn skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams.