Scales of the Universe

Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)
15 West 81st Street

A major feature of the Rose Center is the Scales of the Universe exhibit along the 400-foot-long walkway that hugs the glass wall of the cube. This unique exhibit, which employs the facility's architectural features by using the Hayden Sphere as a ba... more

A major feature of the Rose Center is the Scales of the Universe exhibit along the 400-foot-long walkway that hugs the glass wall of the cube. This unique exhibit, which employs the facility's architectural features by using the Hayden Sphere as a basis for comparison, explores the vast range of sizes in the cosmos—from the observable universe to our planet to a tiny electron. Along the walkway, stations introduce visitors, by increments of the power of ten, to the relative sizes of atoms, planets, stars, and galaxies, by using text panels, interactive terminals, and both large, overhead and small, rail-mounted models. Enormous, realistically rendered planets, stars, and galaxies-including a nine-foot-diameter model of Jupiter and a model of Saturn with 17-foot-diameter rings-are suspended from the ceiling of the building.


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Scales of the Universe

Fri, January 21
10:00AM
$
Sat, January 22
10:00AM
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Sun, January 23
10:00AM
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Mon, January 24
10:00AM
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Tue, January 25
10:00AM
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Wed, January 26
10:00AM
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Thu, January 27
10:00AM
$
Fri, January 28
10:00AM
$
Sat, January 29
10:00AM
$
Sun, January 30
10:00AM
$
Occurs 170 more times through Jul 19

Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)

15 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

January 21, Friday 10:00AM
January 22, Saturday 10:00AM
January 23, Sunday 10:00AM
January 24, Monday 10:00AM
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