Astronomy Live

Astronomy Live: Faster, Higher, Stronger

February 27, 2018

This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory

This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Steve Beyer and Jackie Faherty take inspiration from the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius for this epic marathon through space, asking: who are the celestial champions of the universe? Follow them in search of the greatest velocities, most distant objects, and most energetic stars. 


About the Presenters

Steve Beyer Astro Live Presenter

Steven Larsen Beyer is an associate of the Hayden Planetarium, where he has lectured and taught classes since 1972. He serves as adjunct assistant professor at the College of Staten Island and Borough of Manhattan Community College. Second edition of his book, The Star Guide, will be published in 2018.


Jackie Faherty_Astro Live Presenter

Dr. 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 alike. She is working at the forefront of brown dwarf and exoplanet atmosphere detection and characterization. Dr. Faherty received her Bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame in 2001 and her Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University in 2010.  After graduate school, she received a National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship, which she took to the Universidad de Chile in Santiago. She then received a prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship, which she took to the Carnegie Institution for Science.

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