Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Get a New View of the Big and Small from the Museum





Scale models of planets by the Hayden Sphere.


The Big and Small of It

This April, join the Museum for special programs that will give you a whole new perspective on things big and small. Join us for a special SciCafe on the long-term study of viruses, and for our first in-person Astronomy Live event of 2022!





Dozens of round, spiked virus particles viewed within normal tissues.

SciCafe: The Long View on Viruses

Wednesday, April 6, at 7 pm ET

What can the long-term study of viruses tell us about the aftermath of infections? Dr. W. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health discusses how research into the long-term effects of exposure to viruses can lead to treatments for chronic conditions sparked by an initial infection. Discover how the behavior of viruses over time can provide insight into the future of COVID-19 and its long-term effects.





The phenomenon known as red shift, in which light from objects moving away appears to be stretched out to longer, redder wavelengths

Astronomy Live: Our Dynamic Universe

Wednesday, April 27, at 4 pm ET

Join us for a special Astronomy Live presentation in the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium Space Theater. Museum Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty will take us on a journey to explore star-forming regions, Orion, young clusters including the Pleiades, streams of old stars arcing over the disk of the galaxy, and much more. This showcase will be utilizing OpenSpace visualization technology, revealing how dynamic the universe truly is.





Hand holding a vaccination sticker of the Blue Whale in front of the Blue Whale


Get Vaccinated at the Museum!

New Yorkers have until the end of the month to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters at the American Museum of Natural History. The vaccination site, which first opened in April 2021 and has administered nearly 100,000 vaccinations so far, will have its last operating day on Thursday, March 31.





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