Hayden Planetarium Programs

Frontiers Lecture: Can We Reach The Stars?

January 23, 2017


Professor of physics Greg Matloff discusses recent developments that have advanced the possibility of interstellar travel for robots and humans, from the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, to the announcement of an interstellar probe called Project Starshot. Learn how advances in photon sailing, nano-spacecrafts, and high-powered lasers may bring the stars within reach. 

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.