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Members’ Exclusive Experience: “Small Wonders, Big Universe”

Members’ Exclusive Experience: “Small Wonders, Big Universe”

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Date(s) - 07/21/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

At The Bishop


Members’ Exclusive Experience: “Small Wonders, Big Universe”

Members of the Discovery Society are invited to join us for an exclusive event on July 21 that will allow you to experience the universe — from its smallest wonders to its biggest, light-bending scales — during small-group sessions hosted by our curators and astronomy experts.

This exclusive event will showcase our newest special exhibition Small Wonders: Insects in Focus with images by artist-photographer Bob Sober and include access to images from the collection that aren’t yet on public display. These human-scale images of insects from around the world have such a high resolution that every hair, dimple and tiny structure is clear and the insects’ amazing colors and adaptations are revealed as never before.

We’ll also head into The Planetarium, where we’ll take you on a special narrated tour created just for you to showcase the coolest features of our all-new Digistar 6 dual planetarium system. Our new system, installed during our temporary closure, includes state-of-the-art projectors and software that makes it 1½ times brighter than our previous system with four times the contrast. The new system, combined with the size of our dome, enables us to recreate a dark sky natural environment and even show you the light-bending tricks of black holes.

Then, as we break into smaller groups, you can choose to talk to our curators about how art, science and nature intersect in the Small Wonders exhibition or have the opportunity to Ask Howard Anything.

Choose Your Session & RSVP Now 

Please note that we’re limiting session capacity to 28 guests, then will be breaking into smaller groups of six and eight to ensure that we’re following CDC guidelines. Guests are required to wear masks. 

Want to attend “Small Wonders, Big Universe” but not yet a member of The Bishop’s Discovery Society?