Adventures in Science
Digital Universe Flight School (Grades 6, 7, and 8)
February 17, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Want to take a stroll on Mars? How about an afternoon flight to Europa, a moon of Jupiter that may be covered in enormous, warm oceans? In this unique program, you will learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using Uniview, the Museum’s cutting-edge three-dimensional digital map of our universe. Digital Universe combines celestial mapmaking with breathtaking and sophisticated data visualization. Using advanced gaming laptops and the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium, students will have the incredible opportunity to explore this software and the science behind it.
The Digital Universe Flight School also provides you with the opportunity to learn from AMNH’s considerable space science resources, as well as to meet innovative scientists who will expose you to cutting edge careers in astrophysics and earth science. In addition, you will learn valuable information about AMNH’s high school internships and research opportunities.
Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014
9:00 am–4:00 pm
*Final presentations: Hayden Planetarium on February 21 from 5:00–7:00 pm
Five Sundays: 3/2/14, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
9:00 am–4:00 pm
*Final presentations: Hayden Planetarium on March 30 from 5:00–7:00 pm
Want to learn more about Digital Universe? Check out this cool film The Known Universe:
Here's a video about the Winter 2012 Institute for the Digital Universe Flight School
More in this Series:
October 8, 2014 - October 22, 2014
With rovers on Mars, satellites orbiting Saturn, and a probe heading for Pluto, robots are on the frontlines of deep space exploration. Experience the fun of building and operating your own robots while learning about our solar system and beyond.
October 19, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Five Sundays: October 19, 26, and November 2, 9, and 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sharks—for more than 400 million years, these fearsome fishes have been among the ocean’s top predators. In this institute, you will use the Museum’s amazing fossil collection to learn about the strange and fascinating history of these extraordinary creatures.
October 23, 2014 - November 6, 2014
We see living things all around us: in our homes, on our streets, and in the trees of our parks. But do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of, say, a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at the wonderful diversity of unfamiliar creatures living right under our noses.
November 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014
From long-lost cities to hidden temples, unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavate sites and analyze the objects left by past cultures. Explore the Museum’s halls as you search for cultural treasures and learn what it would have been like to live in the past.
Grades 1 and 2: each child must be accompanied by a caregiver
Three Mondays: November 3, 10, 17
Time: 4:30–6 pm
Grades 3, 4 and 5
Three Mondays: December 1, 8, 15
Time: 4:30–6 pm
November 5, 2014 - November 19, 2014
Billions of twinkling lights greet us every night. People throughout history examined those lights and told stories about the patterns and shapes they saw within them. Join us to meet the animals, heroes, and legends of our ancestors still preserved in the sky, and visit those same celestial bodies up close. You may even discover your own story written across the sky.
Three Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: November 5th, 12th and 19th