The Frontiers Lectures highlight the latest advances in our knowledge of the universe by presenting the work of scientists working at the cutting edge of astrophysics.
The Hayden Planetarium has assembled the world’s largest cosmic atlas, extending from the Earth to the edges of the observable universe. Combined with the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX star projector Astronomy Live programs offer an interactive tour of the universe and a view of the constantly changing night sky.
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Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2016.
August 30, 2016
Get ready for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 with Joe Rao and share a “sneak preview” of the experience in the immersive dome environment.
September 12, 2016
Join Carter Emmart for an new immersive visualization that highlights how OSIRIS-Rex's of asteroid Bennu will inform scientists who are choosing a location for sampling surface material off the asteroid in late 2019.
September 19, 2016
In this provocative book, Roger Penrose argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas—string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology.
October 3, 2016
Join astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan, as she explains the science behind dark matter and energy and provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance.
October 22, 2016
Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.
October 25, 2016
Explore the universe through the lens of science fiction with Brian Levine and Irene Pease, visiting the real counterparts of fictional locations to uncover how much has (and hasn't!) been explored.
August 23, 2016
Sold out - Discover all the things that go BANG in the night on a tour of cosmic explosions with Jackie Faherty.
August 16, 2016
Sold out - Irene Pease and Lydia Maria Petrosino share stories of ancient mythology as they guide you through the night sky to identify the constellations of the zodiac.
August 9, 2016
Sold out - Join Brian Abbott as he guides you through the history of the universe, and then discover what will happen to stars and galaxies in the future, including our ultimate fate—the “Big Freeze.”
August 2, 2016
Explore the night sky from different perspectives with Ted Williams and discover how patterns of celestial motion appear to change depending on your location.
July 26, 2016
Sold out - Join Emily Rice and Irene Pease to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.