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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.

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

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

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.

Past Offerings

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. 


Sun/Earth Day

March 21, 2015

Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.


Family Astronomy in the Dome: I Spy in the Sky

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. 

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