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.
More in this Series:
December 19, 2013
Join Hayden astronomers and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association for the final night of the fall.
January 2, 2014
In this lecture by longtime Hayden presenter Ted Williams, we’ll learn about the shifting poles; whether there is a star akin to Polaris in the Southern Hemisphere; and much more.
January 13, 2014
Cosmologist Max Tegmark introduces us to the theory of the ultimate multiverse.
January 28, 2014
Join us for an evening seeing two worlds close up thanks to new data recently synthesized by NASA that can be experienced on the Dome like being there.
February 3, 2014
Explore the origins and evolution of the smallest bodies in our solar system as well as what has recently been learned about their orbital and physical properties.
February 14, 2014
Celebrate Valentine's Day 2014 with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!
February 25, 2014
Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for an exploration of things that go bang in the universe.