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The Known Universe Hits 10 Million YouTube Views

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An unforgettable trip from Earth to the edge of known space and back, the American Museum of Natural History’s The Known Universe has hit 10 million views on YouTube. Viewers from Australia to India to Alaska have tuned in to watch the video, which uses the Digital Universe Atlas, a scientifically accurate four-dimensional map of the cosmos maintained by Museum astrophysicists, to show the vastness of the universe. The Known Universe was created by the Museum in late 2009 as part of an exhibit for the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

Tags: Hayden Planetarium, Astronomy Live!

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


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.

Tags: Hayden Planetarium


The Hayden Letters: Arthur Proposes a Dinosaur Expedition to Venus

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In 1950, the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium began accepting reservations for the first trip into space as part of a publicity campaign for its exhibition Conquest of Space. Letters poured in from around the world with requests to book trips to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and beyond, capturing the public’s passion and curiosity for space exploration. One cosmic hopeful suggested surveying Earth’s planetary neighbor for ancient life.

Though interplanetary tourism is not yet possible, our fascination with space travel persists. Discover what the future holds for space exploration in the Museum’s exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration. To see more of the Hayden letters and tell us where in space you’d like to go today, click here. And if you share Arthur’s interest in dinosaurs, stop by The World’s Largest Dinosaurs before it closes on Monday, January 2.

Tags: Hayden Planetarium, Dinosaurs


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