"Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies"

American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Tuesday May 22 2012 10:00 - 17:45
 (Photograph: L. Prendini and S. Thurston/AMNH)
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Photograph: L. Prendini and S. Thurston/AMNH

Scorpions

 (Photograph: John Sparks)
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Photograph: John Sparks

Ponyfish

 (Photograph: Edward Stanley/AMNH)
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Photograph: Edward Stanley/AMNH

Armadillo Lizard with osteoderms

 (Photograph: Judith Levinson and Karl Knauer/AMNH)
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Photograph: Judith Levinson and Karl Knauer/AMNH

Tibetan wood figure

 (Photograph: Nadine Duperre)
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Photograph: Nadine Duperre

Goblin Spider-Claw

 (Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH)
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Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH

German Wasp Head

 (Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH)
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Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH

Ariel yellowjacket antenna

 (Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH)
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Photograph: James Carpenter/AMNH

Parasitic yellowjacket rear wings

 (Photograph: David Gruber/AMNH)
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Photograph: David Gruber/AMNH

Staghorn coral

 (Photograph: Randall Schuh)
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Photograph: Randall Schuh

Peruvian Shore Bug genitalia

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 at 79th St
New York
10024
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5:45pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: suggested donation $16, seniors and students $12, children 2–12 $9, children under 2 free