The Known Universe by AMNH

universeThe Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.

This new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.

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Hello Mike,

Thank you for posting The Known Universe. Many people are unaware that they can experience the full tour in the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

Once inside the Dome, they will be transformed from visitor to voyager, surrounded by celestial bodies as an AMNH Astrophysicist leads a guided tour from Earth to the edges of the known universe, answering questions along the way.

I have copied the calendar listing below. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,



WHAT The American Museum of Natural History presents Known Universe: A Grand Tour, The longest and most exhilarating trip a New Yorker can take without leaving the city.

Join astrophysicist Brian Abbott as he leads guests on an adventure from Earth to the edges of the known universe. Step inside the world’s largest cosmic atlas and prepare for space travel through our solar system and beyond.

On the first Tuesday of each month, these interactive cosmic tours display data based on the best scientific research to-date, and are guided by live presenters. The Museum invites all to take the journey of a lifetime.

WHEN Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 pm

WHERE Hayden Planetarium, Space Theater

American Museum of Natural History

Enter at 81st/Rose Center

ADMISSION $15 adults $13.50 Members, students, and seniors

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Lowell Eschen
American Museum of Natural History

December 28, 2009 @ 2:57 PM

jason |

How you actually seen this or were you slipped some payola again?

Just wondering, because there's a lack of "review" here.

December 29, 2009 @ 8:57 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I declare all payola.

I posted this b/c I thought it was pretty fucking cool.

December 29, 2009 @ 9:57 AM

Marielle Khemmanivong

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January 1, 2010 @ 1:30 PM

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