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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.

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


Sun/Earth Day

March 19, 2016

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

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

March 19, 2016

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky. 


Astronomy Live: The Universe in Time

March 29, 2016

Join Brian Abbott and Brian Levine as they discuss how stars, galaxies, and the universe took shape, and how they evolve through time.

Past Offerings


Frontiers Lecture: The Pluto Encounter

February 8, 2016

Sold out - Join New Horizons’ Deputy Project Scientist Cathy Olkin and the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart as they share the latest scientific findings and images.

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