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Astronomy Live programs offer interactive tours of the universe and views of the changing night sky using the world's largest cosmic atlas and the Zeiss Mark IX star projector. Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2015.

Sign Up for updates and advance notice of ticket sales on Hayden Planetarium programs, including the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate and Romance Under the Stars.

The Museum's stimulating Frontiers Lecture Series includes a lineup of talks from scientists who are taking groundbreaking steps in their field. Frontiers Lectures are on summer hiatus and will return in the fall.

See individual listings for upcoming program below.

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

Upcoming Offerings

Past Offerings


Astronomy Live: Deep Sky Scavenger Hunt

July 21, 2015

Grab your binoculars and join your guides Emily Rice and Irene Pease to explore celestial treasures from the comfort of the Hayden Planetarium. 

Breakfast at Pluto

Breakfast at Pluto

July 14, 2015

As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft speeds towards Pluto, celebrate this historic flyby of the distant dwarf planet at this special event featuring a live viewing of accurate-to-the-second scientific visualizations and running commentary from New Horizons mission control.

Manhattanhenge on 34th Street


July 13, 2015

Learn the history and astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

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