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.
The Hayden Planetarium Space Show Theater is closed for a series of upgrades and will reopen Tuesday, November 24. All Frontiers Lectures scheduled during this period will take place in the Kaufmann Theater. Astronomy Live programs are on hiatus during the closure.
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See individual listings for upcoming program below.
December 7, 2015
Sold out - Join physicist Lisa Randall as she tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the histories of Earth and the larger cosmos.
December 21, 2015
Join Steve Beyer and Ted Williams for a sneak peek at the celestial objects that will appear in our winter sky.
December 29, 2015
Join Carter Emmart and Jackie Faherty to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.
January 7, 2016
Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.
January 11, 2016
Join MIT astronomer Anna Frebel for a firsthand account of the science of stellar archaeology.
January 14, 2016
Experience the sights and sounds of four earthquakes from the last decade, viewed both from space and deep inside the globe.
January 26, 2016
Follow Earth’s yearly orbit around the Sun and view the cosmos from the perspective of our home planet.
November 9, 2015
Sold out - George Musser author of Spooky Action at a Distance: Why Space and Time are Doomed and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything sets out to explore the phenomenon.
October 19, 2015
Sold out - Join aerospace engineer Louis Friedman as he shares a provocative vision for the future of space travel.
September 21, 2015
Sold out - Join astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett as he introduces the basic tenets of Einstein's theory of relativity.
August 11, 2015
Sold out - This July, NASA’s New Horizons space probe gave us the closest view of Pluto and provided new data about this dwarf planet.
August 4, 2015
Sold out - Emily Rice and Jackie Faherty will explore these phenomena and more, using both the Zeiss star projector and the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.