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 Events

September 25, 2018

After Hours Programs

Get closer to Mars than ever before! Join Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and Brown University’s Christopher Kremer on a tour of the red planet.

October 30, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and presenter Mark Popinchalk for a virtual tour in the dome highlighting the universe's most frightening phenomena.

Past Events

Tuesday, July 24

After Hours Programs

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SOLD OUT - Celebrate the anniversary of the first Moon walk through the latest data and satellite imagery with Carter Emmart.

Thursday, July 12

After Hours Programs

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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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

After Hours Programs

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SOLD OUT - Joe Rao and Ted Williams highlight the spectacular sights of the summer sky. 

Past Offerings

aurora borealis

Sun-Earth Day

March 24, 2018

Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home. 

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

February 10, 2018

Sold out - Learn how to identify celestial objects in the night sky and see what you can find hiding in plain sight.

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy: Achakosuk (The Stars)

November 4, 2017

Sold out - Young astronomers and their families are invited to an evening in the Planetarium with “The Star Guy.” Wilfred Buck, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, shares legends and stories illustrating how indigenous people from the First Nations have connected to the sky for thousands of years.

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