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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.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

Upcoming Offerings

Manhattanhenge on 34th Street


July 13, 2015

Learn the history and astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.


Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights

July 21, 2015 - August 11, 2015

Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2015.


Astronomy Live: Deep Sky Scavenger Hunt

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. 

Past Offerings

Summer Skies Image

Astronomy Live: Southern Skies

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.

Jupiter and Venus in Sky

Astronomy Live: Dance of the Planets

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.

New Horizons Mission to Pluto


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. 

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