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The Museum’s stimulating Frontiers Series includes a lineup of talks from scientists who are doing groundbreaking research in their field.

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.

The Hayden Planetarium Space Show Theater is closed for a series of upgrades and will reopen Tuesday, November 24.  All Frontiers Lectures scheduled during this period will take place in the Kaufmann Theater. Astronomy Live programs are on hiatus during the closure.

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See individual listings for upcoming program below.

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

Upcoming Offerings

Spooky Action at a Distance

Frontiers Lecture: Spooky Action at a Distance

November 9, 2015

George Musser author of Spooky Action at a Distance: Why Space and Time are Doomed and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything sets out to explore the phenomenon. 

Telescope Party

Winter Telescope Party

December 21, 2015

Join Steve Beyer and Ted Williams for a sneak peek at the celestial objects that will appear in our winter sky. 


Astronomy Live: Grand Tour of the Universe

December 29, 2015

Join Carter Emmart and Jackie Faherty to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

Past Offerings


Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights

July 21, 2015 - August 11, 2015

Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2015.


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. 

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