Hayden Planetarium in New York City, located near the Central Park, offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of astrophysics via mesmerizing exhibits and the programs presented to the public. A wealth of resources are available online as well as in print. The Planetarium is operated by the American Museum of Natural History. Any sort of admission to the museum would grant the visitors access to the Planetarium and its excellent space shows.
Hayden Planetarium was built in 1935. It was built with donations from Charles Hayden and a loan that was procured from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. This attraction provides the public with a method of satiating their curiosity about the universe they live in.
The original structure has been razed to the ground in 1997. It wasn’t until 3 years later that the newer Rose Center for Earth and Space was open to the public. In 1936, the planetarium published its very own magazine. It merged with yet another astronomy magazine called Telescope to form Sky and Telescope in the year 1969.
The space shows of the Hayden Planetarium’s are the biggest highlight of a trip to the planetarium. While you sit under a 67-foot hemispheric dome, you will feel like you’re part of a journey into the cosmos. The digital video might show changes on regular basis and there would always be some newer aspects of the universe that you get to see.
Hayden Planetarium is proud of its public programs which are held on the first and last Tuesday of each passing month. While these presentations are in progress, the ones who are curious about the cosmos and its working could spend up to an hour learning and understanding the solar system, the methods of finding and identifying a constellation or the physics that go into the working of the universe. Virtual Universe is conducted on the first Tuesday of every month offers visitors a tour of space at Digital Universe. Celestial Highlights is a program on the final Tuesday of every month which is a live presentation under the stars. This program uses Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector to denote the positioning of the planets and the moon. These programs help the amateur astronomers with sky watching.
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