Hayden Planetarium Programs
Special Event: Romance Under the Stars
February 14, 2017
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique date night in the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, complete with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and chocolates, accompanied by the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then join Lydia Maria Petrosino and Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable view of the night sky and some stellar romance stories from the ancient past.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.
More in this Series:
January 23, 2017
Sold out. Professor of physics Greg Matloff discusses recent developments that have advanced the possibility of interstellar travel for robots and humans, from the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, to the announcement of an interstellar-probe called Project Starshot.
January 31, 2017
Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet.
February 6, 2017
Particle physicist James Beacham discusses what we’ve learned about gravitons, Higgs bosons, dark matter, and what’s next for the LHC.
February 28, 2017
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 23, 2017
Join famed theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss for a journey through the unexpected fabric of reality, where fact is often stranger than fiction.
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.