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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hayden Planetarium

We decided to avoid the holiday crush yesterday by staying in town and visiting the Hayden Planetarium (and the Museum of Natural History). This is one of the most well known museums in New York and a must-see for visitors.
In 2000, the Planetarium area was completely redone/transformed into the Rose Center for Earth and Science, a huge glass cube which contains the spherical planetarium - check out this photo at night! There are shows running in the sphere - currently Cosmic Collisions. Two major displays inside structured as walkways are designed to give you a sense of scale/magnitude of both time and size of things in the universe. One long spiral walkway covers a span of 13 billion years. This beautiful space is extremely visual and tactile. More photos...

6 comments:

Jazzy said...

Monumental, I wish I could come and visit this place.

Helen said...

WOW. I have not been to the Hayden Planetarium in years. Probably close to 30 years. I do remember it being a kewl place to visit as a kid though!

sLesTa said...

this is one of my most favorite museum in town. looovee to come here all the time. now that i live on the other part of the globe, i miss going to museums in nyc.. especially this one!!

Brian said...

They just renovated not long ago but may have to again soon, lots and lots of kids and they are kind of hard on the place, but it is so much like visiting the ship in Star Trek and so informative you really can't take it all in in one visit at all...
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