Hayden Planetarium Programs
Hayden Special Event: Sampling An Asteroid: NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
September 12, 2016
This September NASA plans to launch OSIRIS-REx, the U.S. mission to retrieve a pristine sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for further study. The mission’s target is Bennu, a carbon-rich near-Earth asteroid that is also potentially hazardous to Earth. Join Carter Emmart for an new immersive visualization that highlights how the spacecraft's mapping of asteroid Bennu will inform scientists who are choosing a location for sampling surface material off the asteroid in late 2019. The samples could shed light on how our solar system formed and how life on Earth began.
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April 25, 2017
Irene Pease and Brian Abbott show you what the night sky looks like from other vantage points in the cosmos.
May 15, 2017
Geoscientist Tullis Onstott provides an insider’s look at pioneering fieldwork on Earth’s thriving subterranean biosphere—a place where scientists once thought life could not possibly exist.
May 23, 2017
Jackie Faherty and Ted Williams tour the universe exploring these unsolved mysteries and discuss how scientists seek to solve them.
May 30, 2017
As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
June 5, 2017
Join Carter Emmart for a new look at the Martian landscape, beyond the reach of rovers.
June 27, 2017
NASA heliophysics scientists join Carter Emmart for an immersive look at "space weather"— a beautiful (and potentially dangerous) phenomena.