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.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Scales of the Universe

Wed, September 15
10:00AM
$
Thu, September 16
10:00AM
$
Fri, September 17
10:00AM
$
Sat, September 18
10:00AM
$
Sun, September 19
10:00AM
$
Mon, September 20
10:00AM
$
Tue, September 21
10:00AM
$
Wed, September 22
10:00AM
$
Thu, September 23
10:00AM
$
Fri, September 24
10:00AM
$
Occurs 70 more times through Dec 03

Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)

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

Schedule

September 15, Wednesday 10:00AM
September 16, Thursday 10:00AM
September 17, Friday 10:00AM
September 18, Saturday 10:00AM
See complete schedule

Category

Arts

Other Arts Events

Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey

At the heart of The Jewish Museum is its permanent exhibition, Culture and Conti... view

Small Wonders from the American Collections

This special exhibition celebrates a major new installation in the Luce Center f... view

LIVE at Culture Lab LIC - Free Outdoor Music!

LIVE at Culture Lab LIC is a FREE outdoor concert series in Long Island City! Wi... view

Porcelain - The Frick Collection

The Oriental Porcelains in The Frick Collection date from the Ming and Ch'ing dy... view

 

Arms and Armor

The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum ... view

Garden Tours

Garden tours are offered every day, Tuesday through Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. Once yo... view

Astoria Film Festival 2021

Join us ONLINE from Oct 1-31
or In Person Fri Oct 1- Sun Oct 3 and Sun Oct 31
... view

Hall of Mexico and Central America

The diverse art, architecture, and traditions of the Maya, Toltec, Olmec, Aztec,... view