Rose Center for Earth and Space. Hayden Big Bang Theater
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- Rose Center for Earth and Space. Hayden Big Bang Theater
2000 - present
Biographical or Historical Note
- Permanent exhibition. Opened February 19, 2000. Located on Floor 2, Section 18. The Rose Center for Earth and Space's Hayden
Big Bang Theater occupies the lower half of the Hayden Sphere. Visitors look down into a concave screen to view the Big Bang
presentation, giving the audience a tour of the universe based on an accurate cosmic atlas mapped using millions of astronomical
observations. It takes viewers back to the birth of the universe, through its expansion and cooling, from the emergence of
a simple gas cloud to galaxies with stars and planets, and raises the questions around the topic of dark energy. Support for
the presentation is provided by the Charles Hayden Foundation (1; 2; 3, 2000, p. 14).
Additional information can be found in the main record for the Rose Center for Earth and Space linked on this record under
(1) American Museum of Natural History. "Hayden Big Bang Theater," accessed May 1, 2017, http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/rose-center-for-earth-and-space/hayden-big-bang-theater.
(2) American Museum of Natural History. Hayden Big Bang Theater. New York, NY. May 1, 2017.
(3) American Museum of Natural History. Annual Reports. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 2000.
Information for the hall appears in the following Museum publications:
American Museum of Natural History Annual Reports for years 2000 (page 13-15, 50)
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
- New York
AMNH: Floor 2, Section 18.
Clare O'DowdLast modified:
2018 December 7
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