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About Dark Universe

About Dark Universe

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.

The Team Behind Dark Universe

The Team Behind Dark Universe

The latest Hayden Planetarium Space Show is produced by an innovative team that includes astrophysicists, science visualizers, and educators.

The Voice of Dark Universe

The Voice of Dark Universe

Astrophysicist and prolific science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson is Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Made possible through the generous sponsorship of 


And proudly supported by


Additional funding has been provided by the 

Charles Hayden Foundation.

Presented with special thanks to NASA and

the National Science Foundation.

Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and

GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.

Dark matter visualizations developed by Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Dark Universe