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Get an Inside Glimpse of Beyond Planet Earth

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The Museum’s latest exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration offers a vision of the future of space travel as it boldly examines humanity’s next steps in our solar system and beyond. The following preview of the Museum’s Beyond Planet Earth Inside View video features Museum scientists Michael Shara, Denton Ebel, Rebecca Oppenheimer, and Neil de Grasse Tyson as they share why they study space and where they find inspiration for their research.


Produced by the Museum’s Department of Exhibition, the Inside View video series provides visitors with a close and personal look at the scientific work that takes place in the Museum.

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration is now on view at the Museum. Click here to buy tickets, and click here to download the Beyond Planet Earth Augmented Reality App before your visit.

The Museum will be closed on Sunday, December 25, and will reopen on Monday, December 26.

Tags: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rose Center for Earth and Space

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Hubble Repair Mission Astronauts Visit Museum

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On Tuesday, the Museum got a visit from some of the stars of its newest exhibition.

NASA astronauts Michael Massimino and John Grunsfeld, crew members on mission STS-125 to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, joined Curator Michael Shara for a Q&A in the Cullman Hall of the Universe on Tuesday, November 15. The astronauts’ repair mission is featured in one of the dioramas of the Museum’s special exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration, which opens Saturday, November 19, and is curated by Dr. Shara.

Tags: Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Museum Heads to New York Comic Con

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The Museum’s upcoming exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration features some spectacular technologies and missions—from a space elevator to the terraforming of Mars—that have been the staple of science fiction for the last 50 years, inspiring generations of students. Today, what was once limited to the realm of science fiction is being discussed by leading researchers and engineers as not-too-distant possibilities.

And so, for the first time ever, the Museum is headed to New York Comic Con (October 13 through October 16), this weekend’s highly anticipated convention. Our booth will feature a preview of Beyond Planet Earth and a mini-planetarium where visitors can enjoy a flight through the universe narrated by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, with visualizations based on the Digital Universe Atlas, an authentic map of the observable cosmos maintained at the Museum.

Tags: Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil Tyson Named in Time Magazine's List of World's Best Tweeters

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, was named one of the world’s 140 most influential tweeters by Time this week in the magazine’s list of individuals and companies whose Twitter feeds are “shaping the conversation,” from politicians and celebrities to businesses like Starbucks and JetBlue Airways.

Tyson, who tweets as @neiltyson and has 130,000 followers, was one of 10 tweeters recognized in the Health and Science category, which also includes institutions such as the New York Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, the British medical journal The Lancet, and writer Michael Pollan.

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