Science nerds and museum geeks rejoice for the New York City’s Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History is getting an all new look as it shares over 50 years of NASA space discovery available.
The new space exhibit, Worlds Beyond Earth will explore the vastness beyond space through stunning visuals. The new exhibit pushes the limits of technology as it utilizes the world’s most advanced planetarium projection system, installed just this year in the Hayden Planetarium.
The stunning film includes an impressive and talented group of people, including Lupita Nyong’o as narrator for this go around; curator in the Museum’s Department of Earth of Planetary Sciences and chair of the Division of Physical Sciences who specializes in the study of meteorites, Denton Ebel; Museum’s director of astrovisualization and original team member of the NASA-funded Digital Universe and OpenSpace projects, Carter Emmart; produced by Museum’s science visualization program Vivian Trakinski; senior director of science education and co-director of the Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching program and executive producer Rosamond Kinzler; Science communicator and geologist who served as co-investigator for science on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission Ptolemy instrument, Natalie Starkey as script writer; and finally New York City composer Robert Miller who has written for five previous Museum Space Shows, Robert Miller.
By utilizing space data compiled by robotic explorers like Mars’ land rover, curiosity, the space show will explore our planetary neighbors and, by extension, the deeper understanding of the uniqueness of our home planet.
So suit up in your space suits, strap in your belt, and prepare to delve into an exploratory adventure through our solar system. Are you ready for it?