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Programs in the Museum's Hayden Planetarium include:

  • The Frontiers Lecture Series
    This dynamic lecture series in the Hayden Planetarium features prominent astrophysicists, authors, and Museum experts. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge research and more.
  • Astronomy Live
    These Hayden Planetarium programs let visitors explore the night sky with the Zeiss Mark IX star projector or travel to the farthest reaches of the observable universe with the world's most complete cosmic atlas, the Digital Universe.

See individual listings for upcoming program below.


Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.

Upcoming Offerings

Grand Tour of the Universe

Astronomy Live: The Grand Tour

July 29, 2014

Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.

digital universe

Astronomy Live: Life on Other Worlds

August 26, 2014

In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds.

Past Offerings

Manhattanhenge on 34th Street


July 11, 2014

Learn the history and astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

June 14, 2014

Learn some constellations that you can see in the night sky this summer, and compare these to how people in other times and places viewed the same patterns.

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