Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery of Continental Crust Formation with Max Schmidt and Oliver Jagoutz
April 7, 2014
Working high in the Himalayan Mountains of Pakistan, Oliver Jagoutz and Max Schmidt have discovered the long sought-after missing piece that explains the formation of the continental crust. Their explorations in the 100-150-million-year-old Kohistan Arc, which is the best-exposed arc section in the world, led to their discovery of a hidden flux in Earth’s mantle. The composition of this flux puts material in the mantle on a par with that of meteorites. This talk will explore the implications of this discovery for understanding our planet’s evolution.
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.
July 11, 2014
Learn the history and simple astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
July 29, 2014
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.