Last night the Astronomical Society of New Haven got a unique oppertunity to have an “off-hours” vist to Yale’s Peabody Museum newest exhibit called Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists.
After a quick monthly meeting members proceeded to start their Black Hole adventure on the ground floor of the museum.
From the Peabody Museums website:
This exhibition is designed like a space mission—you are first briefed and then sent out to search for evidence of real black holes in the universe. Through interactive experiences, you observe the peculiar properties of black holes and learn about their incredible journey from theory to fact and about some common misconceptions. An adventure game at the end of the exhibition lets you step into an immersive excursion pod for a fantasy mission to see firsthand how black holes warp time and space. Use your “Black Holes Explorer’s ID Card” to collect your discoveries as you move through the exhibition to generate a personalized website that is part personal diary, part observer’s log. As an “Explorer,” you can then access your data from home!
It was a great learning experience, and if you have a chance get down to the Peabody Museum and experience it yourself!
Here are some images from the exhibit.