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The Making of Natural Histories: A Q&A with Tom Baione

The Making of Natural Histories: A Q&A with Tom Baione

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Most of us are deluged daily with hundreds of images on billboards and screens of all sizes. But natural history illustrations like those featured in the 2012 collection Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library still retain the power to surprise.

Tags: Natural Histories

Digital Universe: The Data Behind the Dazzle

Digital Universe: The Data Behind the Dazzle

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There’s a method to the sparkle in the Hayden Planetarium Dome. Each of the approximately 4000 bright specks projected onto the Dome to visualize the night sky is backed by hard data collected by NASA and dozens of other organizations around the globe.  

At approximately 20 GB, data drives the Digital Universe, a scientifically accurate three-dimensional atlas of the cosmos developed by the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

Tags: Digital Universe Atlas, Dark Universe

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