"Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies"

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Photograph: L. Prendini and S. Thurston/AMNH

Scorpions

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Photograph: John Sparks

Ponyfish

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Photograph: Edward Stanley/AMNH

Armadillo Lizard with osteoderms

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Photograph: Judith Levinson and Karl Knauer/AMNH

Tibetan wood figure

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Photograph: Nadine Duperre

Goblin Spider-Claw

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Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH

German Wasp Head

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Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH

Ariel yellowjacket antenna

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Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH

Parasitic yellowjacket rear wings

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Photograph: David Gruber/AMNH

Staghorn coral

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Photograph: Randall Schuh

Peruvian Shore Bug genitalia

American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side Tuesday May 22 2012 10:00 - 17:45
Admire the beauty of nature and the advanced cameras that capture all of its intricacies in prints taken by the museum’s research staff using X-rays, lasers, infrared photography and other high-tech means. Though originally intended as scientific research, the eye-catching results (including translucent Tibetan bronze sculptures or feathery wings of yellow jacket wings) are as arresting as works of art.
Venue name: American Museum of Natural History
Contact:
Address: Central Park West
New York
10024
Cross street: at 79th St
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5:45pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: Suggested donation $22, seniors and students $17, children 2–12 $12.50, children under 2 free. Special exhibits $27, seniors and students $22, children 2–12 $16, children under 2 free