AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Junior Council "Jazz on the Arthur Ross Terrace"
NEW YORK - JUNE 27: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - AMNH JUNIOR COUNCIL Hosts Season Closing Party with LIVE JAZZ & COCKTAILS on the Atmospheric Arthur Ross Terrace, 200 Central Park West (at 79th Street) on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, NY The Junior Council concluded its 2012-2013 season with a special discussion in the Hayden Planetarium by the Museum’s curator of astrophysics, Michael Shara, followed by a cocktail and jazz reception on the Museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace. Astronomers have been fascinated by exploding stars—novae and supernovae—for centuries. Recent advances in observational technology and computing power have enabled astronomers to assemble a “Tree of Stellar Death,” similar to the Tree of Life assembled by modern biologists. Dr. Shara described the processes that lead to stellar explosions, and how several types of erupting stars are related to each other—the same way that butterflies are related to caterpillars. He also described ongoing research at the Museum that aims to establish new branches in the Tree of Stellar Death. CO-CHAIRS: Holly and Martin Okner, Zachary and Lori Pomerantz, Robin and Brad Roberts, Gaelin Rosenwaks, Heather and Ross Schulman, Iain and Zoe Wilson The American Museum of Natural History’s Junior Council is one of New York City’s most stimulating membership groups for young philanthropists. Founded in 1994, the Junior Council supports the Museum’s mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. Each year, Junior Council members participate in special events that offer them an intimate view inside the Museum’s collections, activities, and exhibitions. Junior Council members go behind the scenes at one of the world’s preeminent museums, meet some of the nation’s most distinguished and engaging scientists, and preview the latest exhibitions. FOLLOW : Find the Museum on Facebook at facebook.com/naturalhistory or visit twitter.com/AMNH to follow AMNH on TwitterRead More