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. Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2015.
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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. Frontiers Lectures are on summer hiatus and will return in the fall.
See individual listings for upcoming program below.
July 6, 2015
Join us for the debut of the new report From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths, The Future of UVOIR (Ultraviolet, Optical and Infrared) Space Astronomy.
July 13, 2015
Learn the history and astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
July 21, 2015 - August 11, 2015
Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2015.
July 21, 2015
Grab your binoculars and join your guides Emily Rice and Irene Pease to explore celestial treasures from the comfort of the Hayden Planetarium.
July 28, 2015
Explore planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 4, 2015
Emily Rice and Jackie Faherty will explore these phenomena and more, using both the Zeiss star projector and the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 11, 2015
This July, NASA’s New Horizons space probe will give us the closest view of Pluto and provide new data about this dwarf planet.
June 30, 2015
Explore the wonders of the night sky as viewed from the Southern Hemisphere! Join Christina Pease and Lydia Maria Petrosino as they highlight the gems of the southern skies.
June 8, 2015
Join Christopher Tully as he discusses a new experiment called PTOLEMY (Princeton Tritium Observatory for Light, Early-Universe, Massive-Neutrino Yield).
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.
May 14, 2015
Join us for a special presentation to learn about NASA’s New Horizons Mission, the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet Pluto and the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt, a relic of solar system formation.
May 11, 2015
Natalie Batalha, a mission scientist with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, discusses the latest in the hunt for exoplanets — planets beyond our solar system, some of which might harbor life.