Lectures and Special Events
Winter Telescope Party
December 21, 2015
Join Steve Beyer and Ted Williams for a sneak peek at the celestial objects that will appear in our winter sky. Learn the techniques of observation from inside the Hayden Planetarium’s world-famous Space Theater using its state-of-the-art Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector. Weather permitting, head out to the Arthur Ross Terrace, where you can sip hot chocolate as you look through telescopes with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association.
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November 7, 2016
Robert Peck, author of the new, illustrated book The Natural History of Edward Lear, discusses the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, and why he abruptly and mysteriously abandoned his scientific work.
November 10, 2016
Join Dr. Justin Rubinstein, deputy chief of the Induced Seismicity Project at the United States Geological Survey, as he discusses this new breed of human-caused earthquakes.
November 19, 2016
Earthquakes happen frequently—but what causes them? Why are they unpredictable? What do they tell us about Earth's deep interior?
November 20, 2016
Discover how programmers, librarians, and archivists worked together to mine the Museum’s library data, unlocking new ways to visualize and understand the Museum Library’s collections. Hear first-hand accounts from the data trenches, and find out what hackers can really create in 24 hours.
December 16, 2016
Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.
December 21, 2016