Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
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PLANETARIUM HALL

Shoot for the moon in this gallery, which includes displays about Earth's atmosphere and the solar system. Exhibits include:

MOON ROCK
This plum-sized moon rock is 3.3 billion years old and was collected during the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. This lunar sample is on loan from NASA's Johnson Space Center.

AURORA IN A BOX
The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, amaze and awe. Their prominence in history and culture is well earned. In this exhibit, create your very own aurora and explore how the interactions of the solar winds and the earth’s magnetic poles produce amazing light shows.

Did you know?

A day on Venus lasts 5,832 Earth hours.

Astronauts on the moon could jump 13 feet high.

Ancient Egyptians used astronomy to create their calendar and align the pyramids.