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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.

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.

Sign Up for updates and advance notice of ticket sales on Hayden Planetarium programs, including the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate and Romance Under the Stars.

See individual listings for upcoming program below.

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

Upcoming Offerings

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Astronomy Live: Southern Skies

June 30, 2015

The sky of the Southern Hemisphere may be unfamiliar, but it is actually home to many of the brightest stars, the closest star to Earth, the Magellanic clouds, the Southern Cross, and much more. 

Manhattanhenge on 34th Street


July 13, 2015

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

Past Offerings

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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