The Frontiers Lectures highlight the latest advances in our knowledge of the universe by presenting the work of scientists working at the cutting edge of astrophysics.

The Hayden Planetarium has assembled the world’s largest cosmic atlas, extending from the Earth to the edges of the observable universe. Combined with the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX star projector Astronomy Live programs offer an interactive tour of the universe and a view of the constantly changing night sky.

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

Upcoming Offerings

Past Offerings

Experience Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

July 12, 2018

SOLD OUT - As the Sun sets on July 12, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Mercury taken by Messenger

Frontiers Lecture: Mercury Rising

June 11, 2018

Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet—Mercury.

sun as seen through different wavelengths of light

Astronomy Live: Multiwavelength Universe

May 29, 2018

The universe is full of light, from the many hues of the visible spectrum to waves we can’t see like X-rays, gamma rays, and infrared light. Join Brian Levine and Emily Rice, and explore the universe through a different lens.

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