Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mark Your May Calendar for Upcoming AMNH Programs 



The gently curved horizon of Earth emits a faint glow, with a dense blanket of stars in view above it.



SciCafe: Measuring the Ages of Ancient Worlds

Join Museum Curator Ruth Angus for SciCafe, Wednesday, May 5, at 7 pm ET, to find out why determining the ages of stars offers scientists a better chance of finding life on distant planets—and how she is working to solve this great challenge of modern astronomy.





Rendering depicts the surface of the moon with two bright streams of lava flowing across the surface.


Astronomy Online: Visiting Volcanoes in Space

Scientists have discovered volcanoes on Mercury, Mars, Io, Enceladus, and even on Pluto! On Friday, May 7, at 1 pm ET, follow Museum Curator Denton Ebel and planetary scientist Marina Gemma on an interactive, live spaceflight to visit our solar system’s volcanic “hot-spots” using the OpenSpace visualization platform. Bring questions for the scientists to answer live on screen!





Mountain-like volcano protrudes from the surface of Venus.


Frontiers Lecture: Volcanic Worlds

Why is Venus not Earth’s twin? On Wednesday, May 19, at 7 pm ET, hear planetary geologist Paul Byrne explore how volcanoes may have contributed to turning Venus from an Earth-like world to the forbidding environment it is today, and whether the same fate might one day befall the planet we call home! Free for Members.





The blue whale model in the Millstein Hall of Ocean Life with a vaccination bandage


Get vaccinated under the blue whale!

Eligible New York City residents can now register through NYC Vaccine Finder to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in the lower level of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. An added bonus: Everyone who receives their vaccination at the Museum will get a voucher for a complimentary future visit to the Museum for up to four people.





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.