Who We Are
The mission of the Department of Space Sciences (DSS) is to
educate Museum visitors and our local community with accurate and
scientifically sound information regarding space sciences. We
accomplish this by communicating up-to-date space sciences
information through the Space Odyssey exhibition and public
programming. DSS includes research staff with expertise in
planetary science, space science, astrobiology, and astrophysics.
Most of the department's collections are digital. The Space
Sciences Newsroom is a digital media center with staff and
volunteers who produce and maintain a collection of up-to-date
resources used in Space Odyssey and space sciences programming.