Escape the Heat at Hayden Planetarium

Although everyone enjoys the sun of summer, lately, as The Sagamore residents are well aware, the temperatures have been climbing to new heights around NYC.

However, there are plenty of air conditioning-friendly activities that you can do on the weekends, all without whipping out your sunglasses and sunscreen.

The Hayden Planetarium, located inside the American Museum of Natural History at 200 Central Park West, currently has tons of public programs planned to give you a bit of the sun – without the heat.

Astronomy Live – Things That Go Bang in the Universe will be held on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. for $15 per person. The show, hosted by Jackie Faherty and Mark Popinchalk, will present the amazing number of exotic, energetic objects that collide and explode with surprising frequency in the universe.

Astronomy Live: Countdown to Totality will be held on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. for $15 per person. Host Joe Rao will give attendants all the details of the first complete solar eclipse for the lower 48 states since 1979 which will occur on Aug. 17, 2017 and will share a sneak preview of what it will look like using the Hayden Planetarium’s Zeiss IX Star Projector.

Sampling an Asteroid: NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex Mission will be held on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. for $15 per person. A special Hayden event, Carter Emmart will show how OSIRIS-Rex, which will retrieve a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth this September after being launched by NASA, will help scientists shed light on how our solar system formed and how life on Earth began.