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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July 29, 2014
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 26, 2014
In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds.
September 8, 2014
Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure from tiny microbes to distant exoplanets, asserting that the concept of “the universe” as the containment of everything is in need of updating.
September 30, 2014
Explore autumn skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams.