Rendered in 4k and released for the first time in 3D for giant screens, the American Museum of Natural History’s latest space show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe—and to new frontiers for exploration. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe whisks audiences out of the Milky Way galaxy, drops them alongside a parachute descending through Jupiter’s atmosphere, and brings them all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang while revealing the breakthroughs that have led astronomers to confront two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. In stunningly detailed scenes based on authentic scientific data—including an astonishing look at our universe in 3D and innovative visualizations of unobservable dark matter—Dark Universe explores a new age of cosmic discovery and reveals the mysteries that have been brought to light so far.

Length: 25:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2014
  • Date Released:


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  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital
  • Distributor:

    American Museum of Natural History

  • Produced By:

    American Museum of Natural History

  • Executive Producer: Rosamond Kinzler
  • Producer: Vivian Trakinski
  • Director:  Carter Emmart
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Timothy Ferris
  • Cinematography:
  • Sound Editor: 

    Peter Hylenski (Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer); Brian Langman, Sonic Development Audio Design, New York (Sound Effects Editor & Narration Editor

  • Visual Effects: Jon Parker (Lead Technical Director); Andreas Wetteborn and Ralph Kahler (Technical Directors)
  • Music/Score:  Robert Mille
  • Editor: Jason Morfoot
  • Narrator: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Other Credits: Curator: Mordecai-Mark Mac Low. Benjy Bernhardt (Director of Engineering). Developed in Collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences and GOTO INC, Tokyo, in Partnership with the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology at Stanford.
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  • Astronomy
  • Documentary
  • Space


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