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:
February 8, 2016
Sold out - Join New Horizons’ Deputy Project Scientist Cathy Olkin and the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart as they share the latest scientific findings and images.
February 14, 2016
Sold out - Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!
February 23, 2016
Delve into quasars and galaxy clusters, and investigate strange phenomena like dark energy, dark matter, and the background radiation of the universe.
March 14, 2016
J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters and filaments of galaxies intricately connected together—a magnificent structure now called the “cosmic web.”
March 19, 2016
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 19, 2016
Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.
March 29, 2016
Join Brian Abbott and Brian Levine as they discuss how stars, galaxies, and the universe took shape, and how they evolve through time.
April 18, 2016
Physicist Negris Mavalvala discusses how we search for these ripples in space-time and decode the information they carry about events as far back in time as the first moments after the Big Bang.
April 26, 2016
Join Jana Grcevich and Irene Pease as they explore the various dangers of space that could destroy us, and how the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields keep us safe.