Families Uncover The Science Behind Earth's Changing Climate At The Museum Of Natural History

Families Uncover The Science Behind Earth's Changing Climate At The Museum Of Natural HistoryKids and adults explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun on Sun-Earth Day. Discover the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home and how changing climate will shape our world's future. Meet scientists, look through telescopes, and engage in hands-on activities at this family-friendly event.

  • Join The Story Pirates at noon and 2 pm for an interactive adventure that explores the science and wonder of space!
  • Explore the Solarium, an immersive digital art installation that lets you experience the world inside the Sun's atmosphere using the vast reservoir of imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
  • Find out how a changing climate and warmer water can alter the way carbon dioxide is absorbed and about the effects on marine critters.
  • Collect species and build a sustainable Arctic marine food web in a fun card game where players face the challenges of a changing climate.
  • View a NASA satellite, the Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission that studies magnetic force in space, in a virtual reality experience.
  • See evidence from the past about large changes in sea levels. How does sea level change and over what period of time?
  • Examine mud from a sediment core to see what small microscopic organisms at the bottom of the ocean can reveal.
  • Make your own Sun or Earth craft to bring home, and let your inner artist shine!
  • Join NASA solar scientists for Aurora and Eclipse in 3D in the LeFrak Theater at 4:30 pm, as they explain solar eclipses, the aurora borealis, and the science behind them using stunning 3D visualizations.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory PoLAR Partnership and NASA for their participation in Sun-Earth Day.

Special Thanks International Ocean Discovery Program, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA Solar System Ambassador Program, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York Cares, Museum Staff and Volunteers, and The Story Pirates.

The PoLAR Partnership is supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE-1239783).

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

The material contained in the presentation, Aurora and Eclipse in 3D, is funded in part by NASA under award No NNX16AB93A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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