Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: Dreams of Other Worlds with Chris Impey
March 10, 2014
Humans have been dreaming of other worlds for thousands of years. This talk will be an insider's tour of the iconic space missions and telescopes that have given us scientific insights into other worlds, from Mars to the multiverse. The journey starts in the Solar System. It continues with telescopes that have situated us in the realm of the Milky Way, a "city of stars" a hundred thousand light years across. Ending with images of the cosmos in shimmering microwaves, faded relics from the dawn of creation, the lecture by Chris Impey hints of potential worlds beyond the observable universe.
Following the lecture, Dr. Impey will sign copies of his book, Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.
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April 29, 2014
Take a tour of other seasonal constellation highlights and stars orbited by newly discovered extrasolar planets.
May 12, 2014
Theoretical astrophysicist Katherine Freese ponders the question: What is the universe made of?
May 27, 2014
Ever wonder where that galaxy far, far away really is? Or where's the best place for a colony on Mars?
June 9, 2014
Cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin discusses the origin of this new worldview, its possible observational tests, and its implications for the beginning and the end of the universe.
June 24, 2014
Explore city, suburban, and rural summer skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Emily Rice, and Ted Williams.