Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture Series: Science Fiction Atmospheres with Ray Pierrehumbert
November 4, 2013
Join Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, as he discusses speculations about planetary atmospheres in science fiction as a hook to discuss what we know about planets and exoplanets and how we know it. Using some of the issues raised by newly discovered exoplanets, like planets where it may snow sapphires, he will introduce some possible plot lines that have not yet been exploited in fiction.
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.