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What lies beyond our cosmic horizon? Visit Dark Universe!

January 7 2016 | BTSNYC
Music & Culture Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium

The new Hayden Planetarium Space show, “Dark Universe“, starts 100 million light years away from Earth.

Music & Culture Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium

Practically everyone has heard about the American Museum of National History, specially after that blockbuster movie called A Night at the Museum, featuring Ben Stiller. That not a novelty at all, crowded with tourists, but it’s surely a to-go place. You won’t be able to escape that.

But, what many people don’t remember is that the Hayden Planetarium is there too! And come on, who doesn’t love a planetarium experience, right? Kids, adults, elderly ones…we all love it!

“Dark Universe” is a fantastic travel into the Universe, where you will learn and discover more about its history, structure and even what is our part in it all. Plus, you’ll see what new studies are discovering and countless mysteries still to be uncovered.

And still, you’ll understand more about Edwin Hubble’s fantastic discoveries and fly back to the Big Bang! Imagine getting a glimpse of how IT all started?! Oh man, really, this is just so cool!

So, be prepared to see: stunningly detailed scenes based on authentic scientific data—including a NASA probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere and novel visualizations of unobservable dark matter. Dark Universe explores this new age of cosmic discovery and reveals the mysteries that have been brought to light so far.”

Below, Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, curator in the Department of Astrophysics, explains:

“Many people don’t know that the museum is also a major research institute. Included in our Astrophysics research program is work directly related to the topic of show – taking data from the Hubble telescope and using it to identify a distant supernovae and from that to help measure the properties of dark energy. This space show is not just about what the Universe is, but how we measure.”

We are sure you’ll have a fantastic and enlightening time there, so enjoy!

If you get hungry, you can go to the Mediterranean restaurant, Hummus Place just a few blocks away. For the vegans, Peacefood it also a quick walk from the museum.

But, if you’re still in the mood for more history, head down to Chelsea to The Rubin Museum to explore a bit about  Himalayas, India and the Tibetan arts.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: Every half hour, 10:30am – 4pm | except on Wednesdays, when first show begins at 11am
Saturday – Sunday: Every half hour, 10:30am – 5pm

Location: Central Park West at 79th Street

www.amnh.org

 

 

Photo Credit: Nasa

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