Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, features extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, visualizations of physics-based simulations. This dazzling space show launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Those who come along for the journey may never see the night sky in the same way again.
Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts from the American Museum of Natural History with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad. The Space Show takes viewers 13 billion years into the past, when the first stars were born, so audiences can witness the brilliant supernova explosions that sent new kinds of atoms coursing through the universe, some of which eventually ended up in our own bodies and the air we breathe. A striking tour of the heavens introduces audiences to the life cycle of stars, from the birth of our Sun in a stellar cluster swaddled in its natal gas and dust clouds to a system with a brown dwarf circling a red star to white dwarfs that have reached the end of their stellar lives.
Narrator(s): Whoopi Goldberg