Registration for courses at the Senior Planet Exploration Center is quarterly, with 20-session courses  running for 10 weeks and 10-session courses running for 5 weeks. Members can also attend ongoing events or just stop by to use a computer (see “Other Offerings”, below).

The Open Registration Period for Fall Quarter 2014 will be September 15-19. Current and new members may complete an application during this time. Applications must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, September 19. All applicants will be notified of their course placement by Friday October 3 and courses will begin the week of October 6.

A list of planned courses will be published September 15 but you can get an idea of the typical course we offer by viewing our current course schedule.

2014 Senior Planet Courses will be offered on the following schedule:

  • Winter Quarter January 20 – March 27
  • Spring Quarter April 14 – June 21
  • Summer Quarter July 14 – September 19
  • Fall Quarter October 6 – December 11

How to Apply

  • View or list of current courses and times on our current courses page. For course descriptions and requirements, see our courses page.
  • Visit the Senior Planet Exploration Center during open registration dates

  • You may return your application any time before the application deadline and receive equal consideration. Registration is not first-come first-served.

  • If we are able to accommodate your course request, you will be notified. We will do our best to notify everyone who applied.

  • Courses posted are subject to change due to trainer availability and demand. Check the current courses page or call or visit the Senior Planet Exploration Center for more information.

Questions? Call 646-590-0615 or send an e-mail to

Other Offerings

In addition to our formal 5- and 10-week courses, we offer ongoing workshops, lectures and special events. Subscribe to our weekly email “Explore NYC” for updates on what’s happening at the center and around New York City. Don’t have a computer at home? Members are always welcome to come by the center in person to use one of ours or to discuss upcoming events with a volunteer or staff member.


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