The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way

The American Museum of Natural History and How

The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City’s most beloved institutions, and one of the largest, most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here. Located across from Central Park, the sprawling structure, spanning four city blocks, is a fascinating conglomeration of many buildings of diverse architectural styles built over a period of 150 years. The first book to tell the history of the museum from the point of view of these buildings, including the planned Gilder Center, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way contextualizes them within New York and American history and the history of science. Part II, “The Heavens in the Attic,” is the first detailed history of the Hayden Planetarium, from the museum’s earliest astronomy exhibits, to Clyde Fisher and the original planetarium, to Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and it features a photographic tour through the original Hayden Planetarium. Author Colin Davey spent much of his childhood literally and figuratively lost in the museum’s labyrinthine hallways. The museum grew in fits and starts according to the vicissitudes of backroom deals, personal agendas, two ...

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The Pluto Files

The Pluto

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Photo: American Museum of Natural History & Hayden Planetarium, York,NY,Highsmith

Photo: American Museum of Natural History & Hayden

8x12 inch Photographic Print from a high-quality scan of the original.Title: Entrance to the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, New York, New York Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer Date Created/Published: [between 1980 and 2006] Notes: Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images.Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2011:124).Forms part of the Selects Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.Subjects: United States--New York (State)--New York. America. American Museum of Natural History. Manhattan. New York City. Hayden Planetarium. Museums. Transparencies--Color--1980-2010. Bookmark /2011633449/ Bookmark:2011633449Bookmark:2011633449Note: Some images may have white bars on the sides or top if the original image does not conform to the 8x12 dimensions.Source: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Vintage Photos 1985 Press Photo The Planetarium at The Cleveland Museum Natural History - Historic Images

Vintage Photos 1985 Press Photo The Planetarium at

This vintage photograph is from one of various newspaper archives including: Boston, Detroit, Tampa, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, New Orleans, Milwaukee, and more. I do not copy or reproduce photographs. Every item is a unique vintage piece that was once housed in a news archive. The size is noted on a custom label on the back of most of my photos.

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Dayton Museum of Natural History - Frank M. Tait Auditorium & Planetarium Original Vintage Postcard

Dayton Museum of Natural History - Frank M.

Original Vintage Postcard: Dayton Museum of Natural History - Frank M Tait Auditorium PlanetariumState: OH (Ohio)City: DaytonCounty: Montgomery CountyArtist: Joseph F MorselloType: Postcard, ChromeUnusedPublished by Joseph F MorselloCondition: (Please view the product photos - we provide photos of the front and back of most items so you can see the exact condition)

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The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries - The Great Courses - By Neil Degrasse Tyson At Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries - The Great

Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists? "We know a lot about the universe. But there's even more that we don't know," says astrophysicist and professor Neil deGrasse Tyson,who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium, an award-winning lecturer, and one of the world's foremost experts on the secrets of the universe. This course, which has been honored with a 2013 Telly Award for Outstanding Educational Program, features six self-contained lectures that transport you on a marvelous journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduce you to tantalizing questions being addressed by the world's top scientists. Engaging and fascinating, this lecture series is a wonderful entrée to scientific pursuits that lie at the very heart of the history and nature of our universe. Professor Tyson is ren...

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

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got smithsonian? - Stainless Steel 12oz Camping Mug, Black

got smithsonian? - Stainless Steel 12oz Camping Mug,

When you are feeling saucy and you need something to say it without saying it, grab this camping mug and fill it with your favorite liquid. It should be alcohol but if that is not your fancy, do as you please.

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1880 Photo 5th annual tour, B.A. Bamber's great dime show Advertisement includes: pt. 1, The planetarium ; pt. 2, Natural scenery ; pt. 3, The ill-fated ship ; pt. 4, The highland lover's courtship fo

1880 Photo 5th annual tour, B.A. Bamber's great

1880 Photo 5th annual tour, B.A. Bamber's great dime show Advertisement includes: pt. 1, The planetarium ; pt. 2, Natural scenery ; pt. 3, The ill-fated ship ; pt. 4, The highland lover's courtship for marriage ; pt. 5, Statuary ; pt. 6, Miscellaneous.

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4M Soda Can Robug

4M Soda Can

Transform a used soda pop can into a bug-eyed robot with the 4M Soda Can Robug kit. The 4M Soda Can Robug teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot. No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts. Just add a used soda pop can and let the fun begin. Perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in robotics and green science. Requires two AAA batteries (not included). Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

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