Programs for the Museum's 429-seat Space Theater include:
The Frontiers Lecture Series
This dynamic lecture series in the Hayden Planetarium features prominent astrophysicists, authors, and Museum experts. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge research and more.
These Hayden Planetarium programs let visitors explore the night sky with the Zeiss Mark IX star projector or travel to the farthest reaches of the observable universe with the world's most complete cosmic atlas, the Digital Universe.
See individual listings for upcoming program below.
Hayden Planetarium Programs are proudly supported by Con Edison.
Additional support provided by the Schaffner Family.
May 28, 2013
In this program, Museum research scientist Jackie Faherty uses the power of the Dome’s Zeiss IX Projector and the Museum’s Digital Universe Atlas to simulate numerous exciting celestial phenomena that you should be able to see in your lifetime.
June 10, 2013
In this lecture, astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses errors by such giants as Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, and Albert Einstein
June 25, 2013
Join astronomers in the Planetarium as they provide details on how to observe the night sky before heading outside to observe celestial objects.
July 11, 2013
On July 11, the sunset will be aligned with the streets of Manhattan. Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for a viewing of this special event.
July 30, 2013
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe.
August 27, 2013
Learn to use the familiar zodiac constellations—such as Taurus and Gemini— to locate other planets as they move through their orbits.
May 8, 2013
The successful August 5, 2012, landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars represents an unprecedented achievement.
April 30, 2013
This presentation by astrophysicist Emily Rice will explore the discoveries of Hubble’s friends, old and new, from the Orbiting Astronomical Observatories of the 1960s and ’70s to the James Webb Space Telescope, slated to launch in 2018.
April 8, 2013
Planetary scientist Ben Weiss, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will review the current understanding of the lunar interior by sharing new results from spacecraft observations and studies of Apollo samples.
March 26, 2013
Join Joe Rao in a talk about the historical and scientific importance of comets and then, using the Zeiss IX projector, show just where to look for the new Comet PANSTARRS.
March 20, 2013
THE DEBATE AND THE SIMULCASTS ARE SOLD OUT. The concept of nothing is as old as zero itself. How do we grapple with the concept of nothing? From the best laboratory vacuums on Earth to the vacuum of space to what lies beyond, the idea of nothing continues to intrigue professionals and the public alike. Join Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he moderates the world's leading voices in this great scientific debate.