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Game Lineup for Jan. 26 Cosmic Cocktails and Space Arcade

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The Rose Center for Earth and Space transforms into a cosmic arcade on Thursday, January 26, for an evening of open bar, after-hours viewing—and game playing—in the new exhibition Beyond Planet Earth, and the following custom games provided by Babycastles at Cosmic Cocktails and Space Arcade.

Space Cruiser

Be one of the first to fly around the Hayden Planetarium Sphere as part of this 200-person cooperative space game custom designed for the dome. The game transforms the theater into a living, breathing space ship where participants navigate through a fictitious universe.

Kerbal Space Program

Build a space-worthy craft that can safely fly your crew through space using the parts at your disposal. Each has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies—or doesn’t!

Tags: Hayden Planetarium, Rose Center for Earth and Space

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A Lumholtz Legacy: Tarahumara Mask

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For the first expedition organized by the Museum’s Division of Anthropology, to the Sierra Madre range in Mexico in 1890, the Museum recruited a researcher with a truly global resume.

Born near Lillehammer, Norway, Carl Sophus Lumholtz was an ethnologist and naturalist with an intense interest in people and their environments. A pioneer of the participant-observation technique, he had come to the Museum’s attention for his work in Australia, where he spent four years learning the customs of the indigenous Australians while collecting botanical and zoological specimens.

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Cosmic Cocktails and Space Arcade

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Escape the midwinter slump with a night out at the Museum. On Thursday, January 26, Cosmic Cocktails and Space Arcade will transform the Rose Center for Earth and Space into a party scene complete with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, indie arcade games provided by Babycastles, and exclusive after-hours access to the exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration. Throughout the night, One Ring Zero will play music from their album Planets, a tribute to the solar system. Below, band members Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst share the inside story behind the album.

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Modeling Cosmic Evolution at AMNH

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The fifth floor of the Rose Center for Earth and Space is home to the Museum’s Department of Astrophysics, which includes a research group of two dozen graduate students, research scientists, and postdocs. Mordecai-Mark Mac Low is one of three curators in the department. Below is the second in a series of features on the curators’ areas of research.

Curator Mac Low’s office is bright, and most of the floor space is claimed by book-lined shelves and neat stacks of papers. Just outside the door, the hall window—marked with equations scribbled in red and blue marker—looks out onto the gray top of the Hayden Sphere as sunlight pours in from 81st Street.

Mac Low also studies the evolution of stars, but his more theoretical approach to astrophysics requires months of computing time and routine digital conference calls with an international network of collaborators and students.

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Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Museum on December 31

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At a time when Kwanzaa was still a rather new tradition, the Museum became one of the places where New York-area residents came to celebrate. Over the past 33 years, the annual Kwanzaa gathering at the Museum has grown into one of the most engaging events of its kind. This year’s celebration on December 31 will feature an array of high-energy performers, an international marketplace, and more. Monique Scott, assistant director for cultural education at the Museum, recently answered a few questions about the holiday and the history of the Kwanzaa celebration at the Museum.

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