Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: Other Earths and Life In the Universe
March 11, 2013
Science fiction portrays our Milky Way Galaxy as filled with habitable planets populated by advanced civilizations engaged in interstellar trade, conflict, super-technology, and romance. Back in our real universe, Earth-like planets and extraterrestrial life have proved elusive; not a microbe has been found. Join Geoff Marcy as he discusses the latest on NASA’s new space-borne Kepler telescope which is finding the first Earth-like worlds around other stars. But what properties make a planet suitable for technological life? Could advanced life be more rare than we imagine?
More in this Series:
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.