Please note: the 2nd floor west wing will be closed through September 8 for renovations as we prepare for our Across the Atlantic Exhibition. This includes the Modern & Contemporary, American, and European galleries. Thank you.
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Dark Star Adventure
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
August 1, 2018
- August 31, 2018
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For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought.
A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.