Hayden Planetarium Programs

Romance Under the Stars

February 14, 2018

Romance Under the Stars

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique date night in the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, complete with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and chocolates, accompanied by the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then join Lydia Maria Petrosino and Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable view of the night sky and some stellar romance stories from the ancient past.

About the Presenters

Lydia Maria_Astro Live Presenter

Lydia Maria Petrosino has been an amateur astronomer for over 35 years and an active participant in our after hours Hayden programs since 2001. The American Museum of Natural History was her first playground at age 5 and she has been coming here ever since. She holds membership in the both New York and Westchester Amateur Astronomer Associations.

Ted Williams Astro Live Presenter

Ted Williams serves as president of the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (Franklin Institute.) A lifelong astronomy educator, he presents in the Fels, Mallon, and Centennial planetaria in the Philadelphia area, and telescope operator at Muddy Run Observatories (Lancaster PA.) Ted celebrates 12 years with Hayden, as he hosts stars watches nationwide.


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