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The Museum's stimulating Frontiers Lecture Series includes a lineup of talks from scientists who are taking groundbreaking steps 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.

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.

See individual listings for upcoming program below.

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

Upcoming Offerings


Astronomy Live: Astronomy 101 with Ted Williams

February 3, 2015

Rescheduled - Interested in becoming an amateur astronomer but unsure where to begin? Ever wonder if it is even worth it to house a telescope in a cramped New York City apartment?  Start your astronomical viewing in the Hayden Planetarium and prepare for the night sky. 


NASA Sun/Earth Day

March 21, 2015

Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.

Past Offerings

Astro Live Dec 2014 Earth

Astronomy Live: Earth, As Seen From Space with Carter Emmart

December 30, 2014

Sold Out - With the Museum's director of astrovisualization, Carter Emmart as your guide, drift over the blue planet and witness the unparalleled beauty of the most diverse and necessary planetary system that we call home our home planet.

Winter Solstice

Special Event: Winter Skies and Telescope Party

December 15, 2014

Join Hayden astronomers Steve Beyer, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams for a “sneak peak” at the nebulas, open cluster and all the other celestial objects that will be visible this winter.

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