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A Timeline of Life in the Universe

Part of Frontiers Lectures

Monday, May 4, 2020

Trappist 1 Credit: SETI Institute
How did life begin, and how has it evolved?

Museum Curator Ruth Angus explains how to place the formation of planetary systems and the evolution of life in the universe on a timeline. Some planets in our galaxy are much older than Earth and have had more time to develop life. Could these ancient worlds be inhabited?

In 2020, the Museum is celebrating the legacy of Charles Hayden, whose vision made the Hayden Planetarium possible and brought the universe to New York City.

Please note: There is no late seating in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater. Guests arriving after the program starts will not be permitted to enter the dome.

Worlds Beyond Earth is dedicated to the memory of Charles Hayden in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth and made possible by the generous support of the Charles Hayden Foundation. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund. Selected Hayden Planetarium Programs are sponsored by JetBlue.