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Connect A Million Minds: Hayden Planetarium Exhibit Sheds Light On Dark Matter

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The American Museum of Natural History is shedding light on one of the mysteries of space: dark matter.

In the museum's Hayden Planetarium, a new show called Dark Universe takes on the unseen matter that fills space.

It's a chance to grab a front-row seat for a clearer understanding of the hidden forces in interstellar science.

At a media preview on Monday, the production team made up of filmmakers and astrophysicists answered questions.

"We needed to convey some very difficult concepts extremely clearly because we have a very broad audience and we wanted everyone who comes there to walk away with something, whether it be a 10-year-old seeing the planetarium for the first time or a professional astronomer, and everybody in between," said Dr. Mordecai-Mark Mac Low with the American Museum of Natural History Department of Astrophysics and Division of Physical Sciences.

The space show is set to open this Saturday, November 2.

To find out about more science, technology, engineering and math opportunities in your community, visit connectamillionminds.com.

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