Educators' Evenings

Dark Universe Educators' Evening

January 24, 2014 - January 24, 2013


Join us on Friday, January 24 for an evening celebrating our new space show Dark Universe . This event will provide an opportunity for teachers to see the show, hear from its’ curator, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to engage their students around the show’s content. The evening also includes a reception. Participants will receive Educator Guides and related activities that provide tools to align science content with Common Core State Standards in ELA for Reading and Writing informational texts. These materials also provide pathways for students to connect learning to experience when visiting the Museum. Come along on a journey about what we already know—and about the mysteries we have yet to solve—in Dark Universe, the new Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium. With astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as your guide, go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Experience Dark Universe to celebrate the pivotal moments that have brought us unprecedented knowledge of the universe and our place in it—and glimpse the exciting future of cosmic exploration.

  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Reception
  • 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Curator Talk
  • 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Space Show Viewings

Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History,
the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space,
and the Hayden Planetarium

Made possible through the generous sponsorship of Accenture.

And proudly supported by Con Edison.

The Museum also gratefully acknowledges major funding from
the Charles Hayden Foundation.

Presented with special thanks to NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History,
New York (, in collaboration with the
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco and GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.

Support for Education Programs is provided by
the Buehler Aviation Research Foundation.