Astronomy Students Absorb Knowledge at AMNH

In early March, science teacher Emilie Wolf and the boys in her astronomy class traveled to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Ms. Wolf notes, "There they absorbed the knowledge of the halls, pondered the secrets of dark matter, and met with an astrophysicist who explained what it is like to pursue such a career and what astrophysicists are currently researching."

Ms. Wolf and her class explored the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, Cosmic Pathway and Hall of the Universe, as well as the Hayden Planetarium and Hayden Big Bang Theater.

The boys enjoyed watching the new space show, "Dark Universe," which is described on the AMNH website: "In stunningly detailed scenes based on authentic scientific data—including a NASA probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere and novel visualizations of unobservable dark matter—'Dark Universe' explores this new age of cosmic discovery and reveals the mysteries that have been brought to light so far."