Lectures and Special Events

Special Screening: The Farthest—Voyager in Space

August 9, 2017

Voyager spacecraft in space

Join us for a screening of PBS’s upcoming special The FarthestVoyager in Space. Featuring mission scientists, engineers, and other team members, the film tells the captivating story of one of humanity’s greatest achievements in space exploration. With amazing details of what it took—from supermarket aluminum foil, added at the last minute to protect the craft from radiation, to the near disasters at launch and emergency maneuvers to fix a crucial frozen instrument platform—viewers will get a sense of how difficult, and rewarding, space exploration can be.  

A conversation with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, will follow.