Rose Center for Earth and Space. Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe

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2000 - present

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abstract
Permanent exhibition. Opened February 19, 2000. Located on Floor 0, Section 18. The Rose Center for Earth and Space's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History presents the discoveries of modern astrophysics. Support for the hall was provided by Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Support for the hall's AstroBulletin, which offers regularly updated information on news in astrophysics comes from Toyota Motor North America (1; 2).

Located beneath the Hayden Sphere, the 7,000 square-foot Hall of the Universe examines how the universe evolved into galaxies, stars, and planets. The hall is divided into four zones: the Universe Zone, the Galaxies Zone, the Stars Zone, and the Planets Zone. The hall includes exhibits islands, astronomical images, and rotating video displays. The hall features the Willamette Meteorite, a closed-glass Ecosphere, moon rocks collected by the Apollo lunar missions, a black hole exhibit, and the Black Hole Theater. The hall frequently serves as a venue for special events (3, 2001, p. 14; 1; 4, 2000, p. 14; 5, 2017).

Additional information can be found in the main record for the Rose Center for Earth and Space under Relations.

Sources

    (1) American Museum of Natural History. "Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe," accessed May 1, 2017, http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/rose-center-for-earth-and-space/dorothy-and-lewis-b.-cullman-hall-of-the-universe.
    (2) American Museum of Natural History. Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe. New York, NY. May 1, 2017.
    (3) American Museum of Natural History. American Museum of Natural History: Official Guide. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 2001.
    (4) American Museum of Natural History. Annual Reports. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 2000.
    (5) American Museum of Natural History. Floor Plan. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 2017.
    Information for the hall appears in the following Museum publications:
    American Museum of Natural History Annual Reports for year 1994-1996 (page 6-7), 1996-1997 (page 6), 1998-1999 (page 28, 52); 2000 (page 13, 48, 50); 2001-2003 (page 7, 20)
    American Museum of Natural History Official Guide for year 2001 (page 38)
    Futter, Ellen V. The Rose Center for Earth and Space: A Museum for the Twenty-First Century. New York: Harry N. Abrams; New York: American Museum of Natural History, 2001.

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AMNH: Floor 0, Section 18. [Additional location information: Lower Level.]

Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

Cullman, Dorothy
Cullman, Dorothy
Cullman, Lewis B. 1919-
Cullman, Dorothy
Rose Center for Earth and Space
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe is located in the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Provides funding for AstroBulletin (2).

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 7


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