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Digital Universe: The Data Behind the Dazzle


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: Dark Universe, Digital Universe Atlas


It Starts with a Simple Sketch

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The new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe, which premieres at the Museum on November 2, will take viewers on a journey to the edges of the observable universe and back to Earth to Bell Laboratories and Mount Wilson Observatory where groundbreaking cosmic discoveries have been made. But long before the Space Show is ready for the dome, most scenes begin with a simple sketch.

Tags: Dark Universe, Hayden Planetarium


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