This spring the Planck spacecraft, currently orbiting over 1.5 million km (900,000 miles) from Earth, provided the most precise images yet of our early universe.
Hang out with researchers halfway around the world during a special live stream from the beautiful Solomon Islands, where Museum researchers are exploring the mysterious organisms that light up the ocean's dark waters, uncharted microbial life, and the rich diversity of fishes, corals, and other animals. The live stream will begin on the Museum's Kinja page on Wednesday, September 25, at 4 pm ET.
In the charming 2012 film Taxiway, showing Sunday, October 20, at the Mead Film Festival, French-American director Alicia Harrison opens a rare window into the hopes and aspirations of the New York City taxi drivers so many of us interact with regularly but rarely come to know. Watch the trailer.
Fall is here, and weather's looking good (if stormy) in NYC. Making your weekend plans? Here are a few of the goings-on at the Museum.