Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Celebrate World Space Week with the Museum 

Soar into the stars with amazing space programming from the Museum. |  View in browser



Celebrate World Space Week

It’s World Space Week, and if you can’t be in space to celebrate it yourself, the next best thing is to check out these amazing programs from the Museum. Discover seasons on neighboring planets, explore Worlds Beyond Earth, the Museum’s Space Show, and much more!



Evergreen tree and deciduous trees with leaves that are changing colors surround a rocky stream.

Astronomy Online: Reason for the Seasons

Friday, October 8, 1:00 pm ET

This Friday, blast off into outer space with Museum astrophysicists Jackie Faherty and Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi to discover why Earth’s tilt is the reason for our seasons, what seasons on our neighboring planets are like, and why. Science teacher and Museum MAT alum Deion Desir pilots our journey in OpenSpace, taking viewers above Earth’s atmosphere and across our solar system.




A render of a satellite in orbit around planet Earth.

Field Trip: The Known Universe

Travel through the Milky Way galaxy and beyond! The Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart provides a guided flight through the universe, using OpenSpace that will take you to the outer reaches of the Known Universe.





Colored lines in different patterns are used to depict Earth's protective magnetic field.

Space Show: Worlds Beyond Earth

Journey far beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Worlds Beyond Earth tells the story of the dynamic worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Free for Members!





OLogy: The Museum's Science Website for Kids

OLogy Astronomy

OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids and families, features games, videos, hands-on activities and more on Astronomy. Learn what it would like to take a trip to Mars, make a solar system of cookies, find out how the universe began, and much, much more!





Members enjoying an after hours visit.

Exclusive Off-Hours Access for Members

Join now and have the halls, Museum icons, and special exhibitions nearly to yourself during monthly morning and evening hours just for Members. Evening hours will provide access to almost all of the Museum, while morning hours—for the Adventurer level and up—will focus on one gallery each time.