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Celebrate Summer Solstice at the Hayden Planetarium

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Come celebrate the longest day of the year! On Tuesday, June 21, join astronomers Steve Beyer, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater to learn about the summer solstice. Observe the apparent path of the Sun as the Earth travels around it throughout the year and see the Sun’s position on the solstice today compared to its position thousands of years ago.

Then, enjoy an outdoor performance on the Arthur Ross Terrace by Sinchi Kuna as they present music and dance of the Andes celebrating Inti-Raymi, or Festival of the Sun.

View the slideshow below to see photos from last year’s performance. Tickets to the Summer Solstice Celebration are available here.