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Astronomy Live: Spooky Space

Part of Astronomy Live

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Monstrous stars, devilish explosions, and frightful collisions!

Get in the Halloween spirit and join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and presenter Mark Popinchalk for a virtual tour in the dome highlighting the universe’s scariest phenomena.

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.

Meet the Presenter

Jackie Faherty is a senior scientist and senior education manager in the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Astrophysics and the Department of Education—a unique position that lets her pursue scientific research while mentoring and advising education programs for students and the general public. She is working at the forefront of brown dwarf and exoplanet studies with over 80 peer reviewed papers on the topic and numerous top awards and grants won. She co-runs the dynamic research group called Brown Dwarfs in New York City, the extremely popular citizen science project called Backyard Worlds and is a leading expert in visualizing Gaia data in the form you are about to see. 

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

Selected Hayden Planetarium Programs are sponsored by JetBlue.