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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See individual listings for upcoming program below.
February 28, 2017
Sold out - Are we alone in the universe? Jackie Faherty and Emily Rice will investigate this question by touring a nearby solar system and exploring the potential diversity of living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.
March 13, 2017
Jeff Moore, geology and geophysics imaging team leader for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares what scientists have learned about this distant dwarf planet during that time. Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will present imaging from the mission using the Museum’s new OpenSpace software.
March 18, 2017
Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home.
March 18, 2017
NASA Solar System Ambassador Laura Jean Checki will be your guide in the Hayden Planetarium as we travel to Arcturus and listen for the roar of Leo the Lion. Young astronomers will learn about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.
March 23, 2017
Join famed theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss for a journey through the unexpected fabric of reality, where fact is often stranger than fiction.
March 28, 2017
Emily Rice and Brian Levine break the laws of physics and travel back in time to the Big Bang to understand how it shaped our universe.
March 29, 2017
Sold out - Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion and debate about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative and revolutionary idea.
April 10, 2017
Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality.
April 21, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day in the planetarium dome! Carter Emmart guides you through the immersive story of our beautiful planet.
April 25, 2017
Irene Pease and Brian Abbott show you what the night sky looks like from other vantage points in the cosmos.
February 14, 2017
Sold out - Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!
February 6, 2017
Sold out - Particle physicist James Beacham discusses what we’ve learned about gravitons, Higgs bosons, dark matter, and what’s next for the LHC.
January 31, 2017
CANCELED - Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet.
January 23, 2017
Sold out. Professor of physics Greg Matloff discusses recent developments that have advanced the possibility of interstellar travel for robots and humans, from the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, to the announcement of an interstellar-probe called Project Starshot.
January 5, 2017
SOLD OUT - Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2016.