This weekend, travel to the outer reaches of the universe, go deep inside the Earth’s crust, and see the world in astounding detail—all without setting foot outside the Museum!
Rebecca Oppenheimer discusses a new project that allows us to explore different solar systems.
The new Action Comics #14, published this month by DC Comics, reveals that even Superman visits the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium—and not just to see the Space Show. The superhero, it turns out, comes once a year to see images of his far-off home planet, Krypton, said to orbit its home-star every 382 days. To locate the fictional planet in the actual sky, DC Comics worked with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium. Watch a video about the process.
After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the Gemini Planet Imager is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds with the help of a special starlight-blocking device built at the American Museum of Natural History.
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