It’s National Moth Week, an ideal time to observe and celebrate these remarkable, mainly nocturnal, butterfly cousins. Before you head outdoors, here are some things to know about moths.
Frederick P. Rose Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson coined the term "Manhattanhenge" about a decade ago, and he talks about how he came up with the name in a new video. By the way, the next Manhattanhenge occurs on Thursday, July 11, before sunset (which happens at 8:25 pm)!
Lonesome George, the world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind when he died in June 2012, will be preserved in consultation with Museum scientists and will be on display at the Museum for a limited time starting this winter before he is returned to the Galápagos.
Space-adventure fans: Europa Report, a new film about a dangerous trip to a moon of Jupiter, is having its New York premiere at the Museum, on Thursday, August 1. Watch the trailer.