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Adventures in Science

Digital Universe Flight School (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

March 1, 2015 - March 29, 2015


Want to take a stroll on Mars? How about an afternoon flight to Europa, a moon of Jupiter, which may have vast oceans under its icy surface? In this unique program, you will learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using 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 the Museum’s considerable space science resources, as well as to meet innovative scientists who will expose you to careers in astrophysics and Earth science. In addition, you will learn valuable information about the Museum’s high school internships and research opportunities.

Five Sundays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
9:00 am–4:00 pm
*Final presentations: Hayden Planetarium on March 29 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


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