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.
Sold out - Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of 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 3, 2017
RESCHEDULED for Monday, April 3rd - 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 13, 2017
Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit.
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.
May 15, 2017
Geoscientist Tullis Onstott provides an insider’s look at pioneering fieldwork on Earth’s thriving subterranean biosphere—a place where scientists once thought life could not possibly exist.
May 23, 2017
Jackie Faherty and Ted Williams tour the universe exploring these unsolved mysteries and discuss how scientists seek to solve them.
May 30, 2017
As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
March 28, 2017
Sold out - 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 23, 2017
Sold out - Join famed theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss for a journey through the unexpected fabric of reality, where fact is often stranger than fiction.
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
Sold out - 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 13, 2017
Sold out - 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.