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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.

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