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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

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Rose Center for Earth and Space

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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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

Illuminations theater on the Cunard liner Queen Mary 2. You can see the dome of the planetarium is in operation here. The theater can be converted into a 150-set planetarium, the only sea-going planetarium. ©Mona Evans, "Illuminations - A Planetarium Afloat" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art21354.asp

Queen Mary 2 Illuminations theater. (Photo: Mark Lawton) The ship's 500-seat theater can be converted into a 150-seat planetarium. The circle on the ceiling is where the dome is and the red seats beneath it not only recline, but also get 360 degree views when the planetarium is in use. ©Mona Evans, "Illuminations - A Planetarium Afloat" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art21354.asp

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Science Museum

Apollo 10 Command Module, Science Museum, South Kensington, London. (Image: Science Museum) ©Mona Evans, “Space at the Science Museum London” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179333.asp

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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Statue of William & Caroline Herschel in the Garden of Herschel House. The brother and sister team have been described as "the most extraordinary partnership in the history of astronomy." (Photo: Peter Campbell-Burns) Mona Evans, “Herschel Museum of Astronomy” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48626.asp

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Science Museum

Original mirror for William Herschel's 40-foot telescope. (Credit: Science Museum, London) Drawing of the telescope. (WikiCommons, artist unknown) ©Mona Evans, “Space at the Science Museum London” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179333.asp

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Royal Observatory

A piece of William Herschel's Telescope, Royal Observatory, Greenwich. This is all that remains of the tube of the Great Forty-foot. The original mirror is in the Science Museum, London. ©Mona Evans, “Space at the Science Museum London” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179333.asp

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South African Astronomical Observatory

McLean dome and laboratory at SAAO, Cape Town, South Africa. This was formerly part of the Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, founded in 1820. It houses the Victoria telescope and is now used mainly as a museum and visitor center. Mona Evans, "Royal Observatory Cape of Good Hope" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180302.asp