Observatories & Planetariums in New York City

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Observatories & Planetariums in New York City

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  • Harry A
    Long Island, NY107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    All right, enough with the puns.

    I love anything that has to do with science, so I was super excited to check out the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History. It was very cool and done very well, but I must say, not quite what I was expecting. I though a planetarium showed you the observable night sky under perfect conditions (something you don’t really get to see near NYC with all the light pollution), maybe with a little bit of narration. What we got instead was kind of like an imax movie about the solar system projected on a big white dome. Don’t get me wrong, it was fascinating and extremely well done, but I would’ve liked to see a bit more of the other stars and galaxies that make up the night sky as we see it. Even still, the presentation about the solar system was breathtaking and fascinating. Definitely worth it.
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • Jim H
    Forest Hills, NY11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The new shows are sharp, beautiful and narrated with Intelligence and humor. Seats are comfortable and the exhibit halls are breathtaking.
    Written 6 August 2019
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  • Diana V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I thought it was pretty good and I recommend this to everyone. I loved it a lot I say everyone should give it a chance.
    Written 5 July 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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