Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far
March 23, 2017
The fundamental laws of the universe are not what we think or perceive—they are weird, wild, and counterintuitive. We all experience the world in a way that is shielded from the deeper realities underlying everyday phenomena. The story of scientist’s efforts to uncover these hidden realities involves the greatest intellectual journey ever taken by humans. A tale ripe with drama and surprise, it has implications for our understanding of space and time, our origins, and our future, ultimately addressing that fundamental question: Why are we here? Join famed theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss for a journey through the unexpected fabric of reality, where fact is often stranger than fiction. A book signing will follow.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.
More in this Series:
February 28, 2017
Sold out - Are we alone in the universe? Jackie Faherty and Emily Rice will investigate this question by touring a nearby solar system and exploring the potential diversity of living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.
March 13, 2017
Jeff Moore, geology and geophysics imaging team leader for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares what scientists have learned about this distant dwarf planet during that time. Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will present imaging from the mission using the Museum’s new OpenSpace software.
March 18, 2017
Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home.
March 18, 2017
NASA Solar System Ambassador Laura Jean Checki will be your guide in the Hayden Planetarium as we travel to Arcturus and listen for the roar of Leo the Lion. Young astronomers will learn about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.
March 28, 2017
Emily Rice and Brian Levine break the laws of physics and travel back in time to the Big Bang to understand how it shaped our universe.
March 29, 2017
Sold out - Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion and debate about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative and revolutionary idea.
April 10, 2017
Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality.
April 13, 2017
Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit.
April 21, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day in the planetarium dome! Carter Emmart guides you through the immersive story of our beautiful planet.
April 25, 2017
Irene Pease and Brian Abbott show you what the night sky looks like from other vantage points in the cosmos.