Astronomy Online

Part of Adults

Constellations in the Hayden dome

The Museum has reopened and the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater is screening the Space Show Worlds Beyond Earth, but live programs in the Hayden Planetarium have not yet resumed.

Astronomy Live carries on as Astronomy Online, offering guided tours of the universe on the Museum's YouTube channel.


Catch up With Astronomy Online!

View some of our previous events below, then check out the complete playlist of Astronomy Online events and this summer’s Field Trip: Space! programs.

Hop aboard a virtual expedition into the Kuiper Belt to visit Pluto and its system of five moons.

Astronomy Online: Pluto and New Horizons

What risks do solar storms pose for astronauts in space? Learn why our Sun’s dynamic activity affects human space travel.

Astronomy Online: Solar Storms

Surf around the Milky Way to visit the closest stars, the youngest stars, and the oldest stars in our galaxy.

Astronomy Online: Milky Way

Are volcanoes still active on Mars? What does Mars smell like? Where did Mars’s water go? Find out in this visit to our neighboring planet!

Astronomy Online: Mars

Blast off into the outer reaches of our atmosphere and see the natural wonders of our planet from outer space.

Astronomy Online: Earth

For a deeper-dive lecture on some of the latest research in astrophysics, visit our Frontiers Lectures series.



Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges Amazon for its support as lead educational outreach partner.