Hayden Planetarium. Guggenheim Space Theater

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Exist Dates

1971 - 1997

Biographical or Historical Note

abstract
Permanent exhibition. Opened October 5, 1971 and closed January 5, 1997. Located on Floor 1, Section 18. The Hayden Planetarium's Guggenheim Space Theater replaced the original Hall of the Sun in a renovation funded by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation. It included a model of the solar system and Astrovision, a 360-degree projection system which incorporated 22 screens, 42 projectors, and 3,000 slides with narration (1, 1997; 2, 1970/71, p. 20; 2, 1971/72, p. 3-4; 3, 1972, p. 39).

For additional related resources and information see Relations.

Sources

    (1) Neil de Grasse Tyson to the Museum Community "Closing of the Planetarium", January 2, 1997.
    (2) American Museum of Natural History. Annual Reports. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1975/76-1976/77.
    (3) American Museum of Natural History. The American Museum of Natural History: An Introduction. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1972.
    Information for the hall appears in the following Museum publications:
    American Museum of Natural History Annual Reports for years 1970 (page 20); 1971 (page 20); 1972 (page 20); 1976 (page 17); 1984 (page 15) and 1993 (page 24, 79).
    American Museum of Natural History: An Introduction, 1972
    American Museum of Natural History Official Guides for years 1984 (page 63) and 1993 (page 47).
    American Museum of Natural History. Update: The Universe (brochure) 1994.
    American Museum of Natural History. Frontiers: New Discoveries in Space (brochure) 1990.

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AMNH: Floor 1, Section 18.

Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

Hayden Planetarium
The Guggenheim Space Theater was a part of the exhibition space in the Hayden Planetarium.
Hayden Planetarium. Hall of the Sun.
The Guggenheim Space Theater replaced the Hall of the Sun.
Martian Meteorites and Space Probes (Exhibition)
associated dates: 1996 October 4-1996 December 31

Related Resources

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Historic Halls of the American Museum of Natural History
Curated digital images of permanent halls in the American Museum of Natural History Library, Digital Special Collections.

Written by: Clare O'Dowd
Last modified: 2018 December 19


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