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.
More in this Series:
April 25, 2017
Irene Pease and Brian Abbott show you what the night sky looks like from other vantage points in the cosmos.
May 15, 2017
Geoscientist Tullis Onstott provides an insider’s look at pioneering fieldwork on Earth’s thriving subterranean biosphere—a place where scientists once thought life could not possibly exist.
May 23, 2017
Jackie Faherty and Ted Williams tour the universe exploring these unsolved mysteries and discuss how scientists seek to solve them.
May 30, 2017
As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
June 5, 2017
Join Carter Emmart for a new look at the Martian landscape, beyond the reach of rovers.
June 27, 2017
NASA heliophysics scientists join Carter Emmart for an immersive look at "space weather"— a beautiful (and potentially dangerous) phenomena.