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Albany, New York


Henry Hudson Planetarium

The Henry Hudson Planetarium is housed in the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center in Downtown Albany. The planetarium is one of NASA’s official Space Place with shows and interactive programs designed to educate visitors about the universe we live in. Here, visitors get to understand about the planets, comets, and stars that light up the night sky. The Henry Hudson Planetarium is specifically designed for children to learn about the science of space in a fun and interesting manner.

On the third Saturday of each month, there are different programs exploring the universe and techniques used to become an amateur astronomer. Entrance to these programs is $3 per person - school groups and private visits are also available. Programs that have been presented in the past include "Through the Eye of the Hubble'', “Stars to Starfish”, “Let there be Light”, and “Wonders of the Universe''. Besides astronomy, the planetarium also hosts various programs and events exploring art, history, and science.

Location: 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207

Website: Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tel: 518-434-0405

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