Hayden Planetarium Programs

Frontiers Lecture: The Zoomable Universe

November 13, 2017

Caleb Scharf wearing a black shirt and glases and holding out his arm to the viewer as if explaining a thought

Inspired by the bestselling book and classic film Powers of Ten, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf leads an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on the latest research, he begins at the edge of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 91 billion light years—and ends in the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself seems to warp the rules of physics.

A book signing follows.

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