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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Patrick Queen for Columbia Magazine

Welcome to the website for the Office of the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

More than a space theater or a building, New York City's Hayden Planetarium enjoys a proud legacy that has blended scientific scholarship with innovative public outreach for much of the past century. Consistent with our mission statement, the Hayden staff continues to conduct research in astrophysics and, of course, to bring the universe down to Earth.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Frederick P. Rose Director

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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