Live: Neil deGrasse Tyson Hosts Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday evening, March 19, at 7:30 pm EDT. That's the start of the live stream of the 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate. Hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planeterium, the live event is sold out, but you watch it right here on Kinja. » 3/18/14 11:58am 3/18/14 11:58am

What Jupiter can tell us about the formation of the universe

On December 7, 1995, a crowd gathered in an auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, waiting for an event that had been years in the making. At 8:04 pm PST, a stout, 4-foot (1.25 meter)-wide, wok-shaped robotic probe, which had been released from the unmanned Galileo spacecraft five… » 11/07/13 4:13pm 11/07/13 4:13pm

Re-Creating An Action Sequence From 365 Million Miles Away

One of the scenes in the new Space Show, Dark Universe takes viewers along for a 106,000 mile-an-hour descent into Jupiter’s atmosphere with the Galileo probe—an action-packed visualization created by scientists and artists working closely to make sure that every detail, from the probe’s rotation speed to the color of… » 11/04/13 1:49pm 11/04/13 1:49pm

Retro fan art from the original Hayden Planetarium

When the Hayden Planetarium first opened in October 1935 at the American Museum of Natural History, it was only the fourth planetarium in the United States. Inside the 75-foot dome, many New Yorkers saw, for the first time, all of the stars visible to the unaided eye, as well as the Sun, Moon, planets, and our spiral… » 10/11/13 10:58am 10/11/13 10:58am