Seeing the Whole Universe: Are We Alone?

A galaxy rendered in OpenSpace
  • Saturday January 30, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
  • Dr. Carter Emmart, Ph.D.
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Audience: Family

As a millennium project, the American Museum of Natural History rebuilt the Hayden Planetarium into a whole new way of looking at space. Charting the observed universe in 3D allows us to see it from any position and reconsider if life could only be here and now, or might it be everywhere?


A galaxy rendered in OpenSpace

Here we see our solar system's position in the galaxy, with its ~250-million-year orbit around the central black hole. Our position is put in context of other star-forming regions and clusters of stars around us. Visualized with OpenSpace. Click image to enlarge.