July 26–27 Space Show, Your Sense of Smell and More

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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! 

Dark Universe:

Explore the new age of cosmic discovery with the stunningly detailed scenes based on authentic scientific data—including a NASA probe's breathtaking plunge into Jupiter's atmosphere and novel visualizations of unobservable dark matter in the Museum’s Space Show Dark Universe. Get a sneak peek in this video in which Director of the Hayden Planetarium and Space Show narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson reads Walt Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer.” '

Guggenheim Hall of Minerals:

In this hall, one of the three Earth and Planetary Science Halls at the Museum, visitors can learn about the physical, chemical, and other properties of minerals and discover the environments in which they formed.  Among the hundreds of minerals on display are brilliant specimens of sulfur that formed in cooling lava and pyrite that formed when hydrothermal fluids crystalized under moderate pressure in temperatures ranging from 200 to 300 degrees Celsius. 

A wide shot of the Museum's Hall of Minerals, with specimens behind glass cases and a large rock on a platform in the center of the exhibition hall.

Picturing Science:

Whether Museum scientists are studying sheathed knives or scorpions, cutting-edge imaging technologies such as infrared photography, scanning electron microscopes, and CT scanners now make it possible to examine details that were previously unobservable. See the striking images these technologies produce in Picturing Science

The Evolution of Our Sense of Smell

Don’t miss the last weekend, to learn about the biology and evolution of the sense of smell in The Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins. Enjoy demonstrations and hands-on activities, including sending and receiving scents using a new digital device called the oPhone. Learn more about the program here.

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