Hayden Planetarium Programs
Astronomy Live: The Grand Tour
July 29, 2014
Nearly all of us know we're the third planet from the Sun, but where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place among the planets, stars, and galaxies in the universe? The Grand Tour will answer these questions while you travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe. Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas. In one evening, you will experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.
The best views of the universe happen at an evening program in the Hayden Planetarium. Enjoy tours of the cosmos with expert presenters, lively lectures, seasonal star parties, special events, and more.
More in this Series:
Frontiers Lecture: Supernova Forensics: A Stellar Investigation from Cradle to Grave and Beyond with Alicia Soderberg
March 9, 2015
What happens when a star explodes? How do we study a phenomenon that happens huge distances away in space and far back in time?
March 21, 2015
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 31, 2015
No Cosmos-esque Ship of the Imagination in your apartment? Come for a cosmic ride in the Hayden Planetarium instead!
Frontiers Lecture: How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole: Building the Event Horizon Telescope with Shep Doeleman
April 13, 2015
Shep Doeleman will explore the evidence for black holes, and describe an effort to link radio dishes around the world to form an Earth-sized virtual telescope that will make the first images of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
April 21, 2015
Join Brian Levine as he explores the history of human perception of the breadth of the universe as we perceive it.
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.
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.