Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Take a last look at 2020 with Neil deGrasse Tyson!



Neil deGrasse Tyson



Year In Review with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Find out what’s new in the universe in this popular annual roundup with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium—and, this year, you can join from your couch! On Wednesday, January 13, at 7 pm ET, Tyson will review top stories from 2020, including commercial space launches, the mission to Mars, visits to asteroids, and more.





Meteor is visible as a small streak of light in the night sky.


The Scientist Is In: Meteorites

What happens when space stuff hits the Earth? Join Steven Jaret, a visiting scientist at the Museum, on Thursday, January 14, at 2 pm ET for an exciting family-friendly program about space dust, meteor showers, extinction-level meteorites, and more.





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Camouflage a Creature

Many organisms hide from predators or trick prey by camouflaging themselves. This month’s challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids, is to draw or sculpt a critter that blends into its environment! Find out more about the project and this month’s special guest judge, zoologist Adriana Aquino.





Your Support Is Critical

As we welcome back visitors, the Museum continues to operate under unprecedented financial strain—and we urgently need your help to keep fulfilling our mission of science and education. At this crucial moment, every gift, of any size, matters. We are gratefully accepting donations here.