Hayden Planetarium Programs
NASA Sun/Earth Day
March 22, 2014
Join us as we 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. Talk with scientists, look through telescopes, and engage in hands-on activities at this family-friendly event.
On the same day, adults can participate in a special one-day course on climate change.
Schedule of Events
Exploration Stations | Noon – 5pm
Hall of the Universe
Hall of Planet Earth
Learn more about Earth and our Sun with these hands-on activities.
GEODOME | Noon – 5 pm
School Group Boarding Area
Join Astronomy educators for an immersive look at our solar system in this portable planetarium.
12:30 pm: Eclipses
1:00 pm: Magnetic Fields
1:30 pm: Goldilocks
2:30 pm: Scale of the Solar System
3:00 pm: Eclipses
3:30 pm: Goldilocks
4:00 pm: Seasons
4:30 pm: Scale of the Solar System
Telescopes Viewing | Noon – 4pm
Join members of the Amateur Astronomers Association for solar observations.
Aurora Borealis 3D | Noon – 5pm
Black Hole Theater
Director Ikuo Nakamura presents 3D footage of the Aurora Borealis.
The Earth, As It Is in Space | 5 and 5:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium Special Presentation
While the Sun's radiant energy drives our climate and daily weather systems, Earth's outer semi-fluid core generates the protective magnetic field that diverts the potentially hazardous solar wind made up of charged particles. Come see the majestic form of Earth's magnetosphere visualized from data otherwise invisible to our eyes, plus the unparalleled beauty of the most diverse and necessary planetary system we call home our home planet.
More in this Series:
April 29, 2014
Take a tour of other seasonal constellation highlights and stars orbited by newly discovered extrasolar planets.
May 12, 2014
Theoretical astrophysicist Katherine Freese ponders the question: What is the universe made of?
May 27, 2014
Ever wonder where that galaxy far, far away really is? Or where's the best place for a colony on Mars?
June 9, 2014
Cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin discusses the origin of this new worldview, its possible observational tests, and its implications for the beginning and the end of the universe.
June 24, 2014
Explore city, suburban, and rural summer skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Emily Rice, and Ted Williams.
July 11, 2014
Learn the history and simple astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
July 29, 2014
Explore planets, extrasolar planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.