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Hayden Planetarium, New York City

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The Hayden Planetarium is a public planetarium, part of the Rose Center for Earth and Space of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, currently directed by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.Since February 2000, the planetarium has been one of the two main attractions within the Rose Center. The top half of the Hayden Sphere houses the Star Theater, which uses high-resolution fulldome video to project “space shows” based on scientific visualization of current astrophysical data, in addition to a customized Zeiss Star Projector system replicating an accurate night sky as seen from Earth. The bottom half of the Sphere is home to the Big Bang Theater, which depicts the birth of the universe in a four-minute program. As visitors leave the Planetarium theater, they exit to the Size Scales of the Universe exhibit which shows the vast array of sizes in the universe; the walkway itself is a timeline of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present. This exhibit leads to the Big Bang Theater and exits to the Cosmic Pathway, which shows the history of the universe. From the bottom of the Cosmic Pathway, visitors can stop by the Hall of Planet Earth to explore geology, weather, plate tectonics and more, or go down to the Hall of the Universe to explore the realms of planets, stars, galaxies and more.
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  • Our first visit to the Hayden Planetarium in many years, but I enjoyed it as much as ever. One of the better planetariums on the East Coast. The price for admission is only a suggested price, you can ...  more »
  • Very interesting show on Dark Universe at the planetarium. Theater was comfortable and the presentation did an in depth look at the universe. The rest of the universe exhibits were interesting, but th...  more »
  • I love to listen Dr. Tyson explain the universe. Probably the most interesting, architecturally, planetarium I have visited.  more »
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  • Incredible experience. Exhibits were great. Ive also seen a few laser shows here. Never a disappointment.
  • Very good planetarium, we visited this place in June 2013. A brief on astronomical aspects must be given before entry.
  • A fascinating experience. The only thing better would be a lecture from the Astro-physicists rock star, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • I've bever been at this place, but I heard, Neil Degrasse Tyson lives there. :D
  • I really enjoyed my visit. The planetarium show was great. I wish there were more astronomy exhibits then there was. If you are looking for a lot of space related exhibits and activities you will be disappointed.