The wildly dancing beams of color and shape of The Joshua Light Show provided a spectacular jumping off point for exploring the nature of light and how we interact with it. Following the light show, we traveled through time with Carter Emmart, director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, racing along with a photon—a particle of light—as it sped from the edge of the universe to the back of your eye. Then joined neuroscientist Joy Hirsch, co-curator of the Museum’s current exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, as she followed light’s journey through your eye to the cascade of activity it generates in your brain. Kids and families were invited to examine light at the speed of thought.
Presented in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History.