Explore the Universe in a Special Planetarium Producer’s Talk
Dr. Carter Emmart, Producer of Dark Universe and director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space, will present a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most accurate three-dimensional mapping data of the universe was used to create the show’s beautiful visual effects.
The universe is a curious place, more so than we ever imagined. As scientists unravel the complexities of the cosmos, key findings are revealing amazing new frontiers for explorations. Join us for an intriguing presentation by Dr. Carter Emmart, producer of our latest planetarium show Dark Universe. Dr. Emmart will take you on a virtual tour of the universe and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the most accurate three-dimensional mapping data of the universe was used to create the show’s beautiful visual effects.
Dr. Emmart is the Director of Astrovisualization for production and education at the American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) Rose Center for Earth and Space, coordinating scientists, programmers, and artists to produce scientifically accurate yet visually stunning and immersive space experiences in AMNH’s Hayden Planetarium. He helped redefine how a planetarium theater can present science to the public by using the planetarium as an immersive display that serves to surround its audiences in an accurately visualized 3D atlas of the universe. Dr. Emmart explores the concept of scientific storytelling with immersive data visualization and shows how artistic processes can form out of the abstractions of science. Before working for AMNH, Dr. Emmart also did scientific visualization for NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and presented a TED Talk to demonstrate his 3D atlas of the universe.
Following the talk, enjoy a screening of Dark Universe as well as a question and answer session with Dr. Emmart. Regular admission rates apply.
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