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.
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.
Please note: There will be no Astronomy Live on the last Tuesday of December, Tuesday, December 31, due to the holiday. Please join us for a special Astronomy Live on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
The annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate returns in March of 2014. Tickets and more information will be available on this page shortly.
See individual listings for upcoming program below.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.
December 9, 2013
Renowned astrophysicist and award-winning author Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who chase them.
December 19, 2013
Join Hayden astronomers and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association for the final night of the fall.
January 2, 2014
In this lecture by longtime Hayden presenter Ted Williams, we’ll learn about the shifting poles; whether there is a star akin to Polaris in the Southern Hemisphere; and much more.
January 13, 2014
Cosmologist Max Tegmark introduces us to the theory of the ultimate multiverse.
January 28, 2014
Join us for an evening seeing two worlds close up thanks to new data recently synthesized by NASA that can be experienced on the Dome like being there.
February 3, 2014
Explore the origins and evolution of the smallest bodies in our solar system as well as what has recently been learned about their orbital and physical properties.
February 14, 2014
Celebrate Valentine's Day 2014 with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!
February 25, 2014
Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for an exploration of things that go bang in the universe.
November 26, 2013
Comet ISON will come within just 750,000 miles of the Sun’s surface on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll learn this and more in this talk by Joe Rao.
November 4, 2013
Raymond T. Pierrehumbert discusses speculations about planetary atmospheres in science fiction as a hook to discuss what we know about planets and exoplanets,
October 29, 2013
Travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe.
October 7, 2013
An immersive look into the science and visual artistry of Dome visualization with a sneak peak at some scenes from the new Space Show.