The universe is a curious place—more so than we ever imagined.
As scientists unravel the complexities of the cosmos, key findings are revealing amazing new frontiers for exploration. Come along on a journey about what we already know—and about the mysteries we have yet to solve—in Dark Universe, a Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium.
With astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as your guide, go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. You’ll hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe’s beginnings unfold.
Experience Dark Universe to celebrate the pivotal moments that have brought us unprecedented knowledge of the universe and our place in it—and glimpse the exciting future of cosmic exploration.
Captioning devices are available. Please ask a staff member.
Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.
Made possible through the generous sponsorship of Accenture.
And proudly supported by Con Edison.
The Museum also gratefully acknowledges major funding from the Charles Hayden Foundation.
Presented with special thanks to NASA and the National Science Foundation.
Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org) in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.