Included in admission to museum (Adult, $16; Students and Seniors, $12; Children 2-12, $9)
B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History; 1 at 79th St.
||Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri, 10:30am-4:30pm; Wed, 11am-4:30pm; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-5pm|
|Shows begin every 30 minutes.|
As far as rules go, not staring at the sun is a pretty good one to follow. Unless, that is, you're talking about the NASA satellite image on the giant dome of the Hayden Planetarium. Narrated by Robert Redford, Cosmic Collisions is filled with sights such as this one plus others of intergalactic crashes that range from the routine to the catastrophic (a meteor that hastened the end of the dinosaur age). Experts from the Museum of Natural History teamed up with NASA to create the show's visuals, many of which are digital simulations but some of which are actual satellite images. Don't worry. Even when they're remarkably realistic, they're easy on the cornea.