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
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August 11, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Monday through Friday for two weeks,
Aug 11-15 and Aug 18-22, 2014
Resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment.
August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond with Uniview, the Museum’s scientifically accurate three-dimensional map of the universe, and use advanced gaming laptops and the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium to explore this software and the science behind it.
August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014
The Eco Rangers Institute will give students the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond.