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Hayden Planetarium at The American Museum of Natural History
W. 81st Street at Central Park West New York City, NY 10024
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Review from Rewjrnyc
64 events 22 reviews

It definitely was more show than information, but my two kids (10 and 17) loved it, and it was short enough to keep their attention. Afterward we walked home and had a really good conversation about the vastness of space and the possibility that...continued

reviewed Apr 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Ketriana Yvonne
Review from Ketriana Yvonne
47 events 16 reviews

This show is information and is 2 films on the planets and stars. I found it to to informative and relaxing lasts around 40 minutes.

reviewed Sep 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Eveline Evans
Review from Eveline Evans
41 events 13 reviews

I had a great time it was very informative and i suggest everyone check it out the seating is great get there early for a tour of the the place itself

reviewed Apr 23 2011 report as inappropriate
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Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ancient mythologies and contemporary science fiction have presented imaginative possibilities, but how does modern science approach this question? The Search for Life: Are We Alone? begins to answer this intriguing question in a breathtaking space show narrated by Academy Award–nominated actor Harrison Ford.

The breathtaking Passport to the Universe reveals the wonders of our universe in a way never before possible in a planetarium. Narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Passport to the Universe treats the audience to realistic close-up views of star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe, into the Orion Nebula, out of our galaxy, and deep into intergalactic space. After reaching the edges of our known universe, the tour takes a “virtual shortcut” back to Earth — in a freefall, headlong through a black hole.

The space show in the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space uses state-of-the-art technology to communicate cutting-edge science. A digital video system projects across the theater’s 67-foot-wide hemispheric dome, and every seat has an amazing view.

The Hayden Planetarium is an “immersive environment,” in which you feel as if you’re part of the action taking place on screen. The journey may seem like science fiction, but it is all based on authentic scientific observations, data, and models. 

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