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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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.
August 26, 2014
In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds.
September 8, 2014
Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure from tiny microbes to distant exoplanets, asserting that the concept of “the universe” as the containment of everything is in need of updating.
September 30, 2014
Explore autumn skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams.