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.
More in this Series:
March 19, 2014
Sold out - Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson for a lively conversation with a panel of entrepreneurs and space historians on what may be our real future in space.
March 22, 2014
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 25, 2014
Journey through the universe and see imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Frontiers Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery of Continental Crust Formation with Max Schmidt and Oliver Jagoutz
April 7, 2014
Jagoutz and Schmidt discuss the missing piece that explains the formation of Earth’s continental crust and implications of this discovery for understanding our planet’s evolution.
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?