Middle School Institutes

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

Through August 24, 2018


Have you ever dreamed of flying among the stars and looking back at the Earth? In this program, you will have the opportunity to explore the vastness of space using the digital projection of the Museum’s three-dimensional digital map of the universe. You will master the software and science behind the Digital Universe and have the opportunity to use the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium to create a short, live presentation that highlights the art of data visualization and the importance of storytelling while displaying the scientific concepts connected to planetary science and astrophysics investigated in this course. Come join us for a virtual journey among the stars.

Please Note: Your child must be in the appropriate grade in order to participate in the program. 

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Monday – Friday
Choose from three options: 7/2 - 7/6, 8/6 - 8/10, or 8/20 - 8/24
9am – 4pm | $550 ($525 Members)

We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships. For more information, please email institutes@amnh.org


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