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Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History, New York City. The center is housed in this great cube, seen from the 81st Street entrance. The giant sphere contains the Hayden Planetarium. (Image credit: Spheroide) Mona Evans, "Rose Center and Hayden Planetarium" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183413.asp

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Twilight in Central Park

Twilight in Central Park Print by Rod Chase at Art.com

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Hayden Planetarium

Hayden Planetarium is a public planetarium, part of the Rose Center for Earth and Space of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. A teaching museum for the university since 1934, the museum is named for Frederick R. Weisman, and was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry.

The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Located in Washington, D.C., it is a center for research into the history and science of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.

The newest addition to the Denver Art Museum is the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, which holds the Modern and Contemporary art collection, along with the Architecture and Design collection, and Oceanic art collection. The unique building also serves as the main entrance to the rest of the museum complex. This ambitious project designed by architect, Daniel Libeskind, doubled the size of the museum.

Blue whale in the Natural History Museum, New York. When I was little I used to stand under this model and gaze up. I was awestruck.

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Rose Center for Earth and Space

The Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. It's located in the Rose Center for Earth and Space, in the American Natural History Museum in New York. It displays an outstanding collection of geological specimens from around the world to show how our planet works. (Photo: ANHM) Mona Evans, "Rose Center and Hayden Planetarium" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183413.asp

Grand Central Station is a commuter rail terminal station in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms.

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Rose Center for Earth and Space

Cullman Hall of the Universe, Hayden Planetarium, New York. Above is the bottom of the great sphere containing the planetarium theater and the Big Bang Theater. The Willamette meteorite is also prominent in this area which focuses on the Solar System. (Image: Jay Rosenblatt) Mona Evans, "Rose Center and Hayden Planetarium" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183413.asp

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the three largest in the world, with the most significant art collections. It was built in 1874 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style.

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Lick Observatory

Aerial view of Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Ca. (Photo: Laurie Hatch). The observatory was built with money donated by James Lick, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. It's operated by the University of California. ©Mona Evans, “Lick Observatory - 10 Fascinating Facts" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178371.asp