The Museum’s stimulating Frontiers Series includes a lineup of talks from scientists who are doing groundbreaking research 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.
The Hayden Planetarium Space Show Theater is closed for a series of upgrades and will reopen Tuesday, November 24. All Frontiers Lectures scheduled during this period will take place in the Kaufmann Theater. Astronomy Live programs are on hiatus during the closure.
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See individual listings for upcoming program below.
January 7, 2016
Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.
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.
March 21, 2015
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
October 18, 2014
The Hayden Planetarium invites our Youngest Astronomers for an evening of star hopping as we look at the fall and winter constellations of the night sky using the Zeiss Star projector.
June 24, 2014
Explore city, suburban, and rural summer skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Emily Rice, and Ted Williams.
June 25, 2013
Join astronomers in the Planetarium as they provide details on how to observe the night sky before heading outside to observe celestial objects.