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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

Jupiter and Venus in Sky

Astronomy Live: Dance of the Planets

May 26, 2015

The evening sky of June 2015 will be exceptionally interesting because of its array of bright planets. Hayden Presenter Joe Rao explains the highlights.

Past Offerings


Sun/Earth Day

March 21, 2015

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


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. 

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