American Museum of Natural History’s Junior Council Beyond Planet Earth Event

Proceeds from each event help support the Museum’s educational and scientific programming.

December 1, 2011
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
New York NY

The Museum’s Junior Council continues on Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, with a private viewing of the new major exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration and a cocktail reception. This exhibition launches visitors into the exciting future of space exploration as it boldly speculates on humanity’s next steps “out there” in our solar system and beyond. Beyond Planet Earth features a full-size recreation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging computer interactive exhibits.

TICKETS $80 in advance, $100 at the door
For reservations or information on joining the Junior Council, please call (212) 769-5986 or email

About the Exhibition – Beyond Planet Earth
Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration offers a vision of the future of space travel as it boldly explores our next steps in our solar system and beyond. The exhibition takes visitors on humanity’s journey to explore the next frontier, either ourselves or via robotic proxies, which have already traveled to every planet in our solar system. Future missions highlighted in Beyond Planet Earth, once limited to the realm of science fiction but today discussed by leading scientists and engineers, include building a space elevator on the surface of the Moon, deflecting a hazardous near-Earth asteroid, and traveling to Mars—perhaps even establishing colonies there.

“This year, as we mark the 50th anniversary of human space flight, is a particularly timely moment to celebrate the enduring curiosity that drives humans to find new ways to explore our universe,” said Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. “Although NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission ended this summer, the new missions that are being planned for decades and centuries ahead, as well as the scientific discoveries that await us, are thrilling to consider. We are excited to explore these topics in our new exhibition.”

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West
New York NY 10024


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