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The Frontiers Lectures highlights 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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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: Opposition of Mars

May 31, 2016

Join Steven Beyer and Joe Rao as they illustrate Mars’ place among the stars of the constellation Scorpius, and explain what happens during the Opposition of Mars, when the Red Planet and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth. 


Frontiers Lecture Series: Coloring the Universe

June 13, 2016

Astrophysicist Travis Rector will explain how researchers create images that are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful while Carter Emmart will project examples of this stunning imagery in full-dome. 

Past Offerings


Astronomy Live: The Universe in Time

March 29, 2016

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


Sun-Earth Day

March 19, 2016

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

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