Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: Curiosity's Mission at Gale Crater, Mars
May 8, 2013
The successful August 5, 2012, landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars represents an unprecedented achievement. The most complex spacecraft ever to land on the surface of another planet, Curiosity was the result of bold scientific vision (search for habitable environments), coupled with extraordinary engineering (how to successfully land a one-ton SUV-sized vehicle on Mars). John Grotzinger, the project scientist for the Curiosity mission, presents highlights.
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June 25, 2013
Join astronomers in the Planetarium as they provide details on how to observe the night sky before heading outside to observe celestial objects.
July 11, 2013
On July 11, the sunset will be aligned with the streets of Manhattan. Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for a viewing of this special event.
July 30, 2013
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe.
August 1, 2013
Using documentary aesthetics and based in real scientific data, this sci-fi thriller follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system.
August 27, 2013
Learn to use the familiar zodiac constellations—such as Taurus and Gemini— to locate other planets as they move through their orbits.