Stars were formed from clouds of gas drawn together by dark matter.
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The dazzling Journey to the Stars carries visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. The show takes viewers on a tour of familiar stellar formations, explores new celestial mysteries, and discovers the fascinating story that connects us all to the stars.
Journey to the Stars was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan; Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City, Mexico and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
Journey to the Stars was created by the American Museum of Natural History, with the major support and partnership of NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division.
“Easily the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen” – The New York Times
“Entertainer Whoopi Goldberg’s narration makes the complex topics seem like a thrilling tale around a campfire” – Scientific American
24.5 minutes; can be ticketed on the half hour
English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Preshow & Prelude:
For display on monitors in gathering area prior to entering planetarium:
- 10-minute astronomical info loop
- 2.5-minute introduction to Journey to the Stars
Can be customized for presentation on most digital planetarium systems