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:
March 10, 2014
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.
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?