Journey To Space!

Join us for a live connection event on January 27th, 2018 with Dr. Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), where he will take us on a spectacular tour of the solar system and beyond, including imagery of Mars, star fields and the edge of the Universe. This tour utilizes new, open-source software called OpenSpace, an amazing digital tool being developed that uses all real data from NASA missions, including from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope, and many others, to bring the wonders of the universe to our doorstep! The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is excited to be partnering with the AMNH team on this NASA-funded project to develop programming using OpenSpace. Imagery from this software is also on continuous display in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab.

Image: View of West Candor Chasm, made with OpenSpace using high-resolution data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter