Hayden Planetarium Programs

Astronomy Live: The Grand Tour of the Universe

August 28, 2018

View of the earth in space with and overlay of bright lines.

Nearly all of us know we're the third planet from the Sun, but where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place among the planets, stars, and galaxies in the universe? Brian Abbott and Jillian Bellovary guide you from Earth to the most distant objects in the observable universe.

This program is recommended for ages 8 and older.

También disponible en Español.

About the Presenters

Brian Abbott is the assistant director of the Hayden Planetarium and oversees the Digital Universe, a 3-D atlas of the cosmos which is available on the web and shown in planetariums around the world. Brian arrived during the building of the Rose Center for Earth and Space and was one of the key scientists who provided astrophysical data and scientific support for the inaugural space show and exhibits. He remains involved with data visualization, video production, and outreach efforts in and out of the Museum.

Jillian Bellovary is a professor of physics at Queensborough Community College, part of the City University of New York.  Her area of expertise is how massive black holes form and evolve in the universe.  In her spare time she likes to play roller derby and knit.

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