Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: The Core of the Moon
April 8, 2013
A key unknown in lunar science is to what extent the Moon is a melted, radially layered planet like the Earth or a primordial unmelted relic of the early solar system, like many asteroids. Did the Moon form a metallic core and an ancient magnetic field? A new era of intensive lunar exploration is underway, providing major new insights into this decades-old question. Planetary scientist Ben Weiss, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will review the current understanding of the lunar interior by sharing new results from spacecraft observations and studies of Apollo samples.
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May 28, 2013
In this program, Museum research scientist Jackie Faherty uses the power of the Dome’s Zeiss IX Projector and the Museum’s Digital Universe Atlas to simulate numerous exciting celestial phenomena that you should be able to see in your lifetime.
June 10, 2013
In this lecture, astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses errors by such giants as Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, and Albert Einstein
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 27, 2013
Learn to use the familiar zodiac constellations—such as Taurus and Gemini— to locate other planets as they move through their orbits.