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Hayden Planetarium

81 Central Park West, New York, New York 10023 USA

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“Directed by Neil deGrasse Tyson”

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 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Since 1935, the Hayden Planetarium has served as the premier conduit between the frontier of cosmic discovery and the public's appreciation of it. More than one-hundred books on the universe have been authored by staff of the Hayden Planetarium in the 20th century. The institutional identity of the Hayden Planetarium has traditionally (and successfully) flowed through this and countless other high-profile public outreach activities of its staff, most of which extended well-beyond the walls of the institution. The Office of the Director of the Hayden Planetarium operates out of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Our mission is to bring the frontier of astrophysics to the public via exhibitry, books, public programs, and on-line resources. The office will conduct, interpret, and bring frontier astrophysics research into the educational offerings of the American Museum of Natural History. In particular, the Office of the Director will enable the Space Show, Science Bulletins, and the various educational outreach projects of the Museum's National Center for Science Literacy Education and Technology to keep abreast of the latest discoveries in astrophysics. This effort includes, but is not limited to, establishing strategic collaborations with colleagues as well as creating partnerships with academic centers, societies, institutions, and laboratories. The planetarium appears as a backdrop for scenes in the film Manhattan. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton play characters who walk around within the planetarium after escaping from a sudden downburst of rain.

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Tatiana Danger

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August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

The Hayden Planetarium was used as a backdrop for various scenes in the film "Manhattan". It’s where Woody Allen and Diane Keaton go to escape the rain.

It's an incredibly romantic place to go on a date.

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Hayden Planetarium

81 Central Park West
New York, New York
10023 USA

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Open now until 5:45 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm

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