Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tomorrow: Explore features on Pluto that remind us of Earth @ AMNH

Aerial view of ice plains on the left and rocky highlands on the lower right.


Frontiers Lecture: Pluto’s Glaciers, Mountains, and Dunes

On Wednesday, November 18, at 7 pm ET, join Cathy Olkin and John Spencer, science team members for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, for an up-close investigation of Plutonian glaciers, mountains, dunes, landslides, and other features surprisingly similar to those on Earth. The Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will pilot us in OpenSpace through this more nuanced picture of Pluto.

Museum diorama depicts two Alaska Brown Bears in front of a painted mountain backdrop.


Live Hall Tour: Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

Explore the treeless tundra of the Arctic, wide-open prairies, and leafy forests as we meet mammals like grizzly bears, bison, and jaguars in the world-famous Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Each diorama is a masterpiece of art and science, and on Friday, November 20, at 1 pm ET, we’ll take you on a live virtual tour with Museum tour guide Pat Paz.


OLogy Challenge Logo


Draw an Extinct Mammal    

Have you ever wondered how artists turn fossil bones into lifelike drawings of wooly mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and other extinct animals? In this latest challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids, a paleoartist lets you in on the secrets to fleshing out a skeleton. Submit your entry by Monday, November 30, for a chance to be featured on the website!