Toyota North America has announced a $1 million donation to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The gift will support the AstroBulletin, a thirteen-and-a-half-foot long video display continuously updated with the latest news, discoveries, and images from space, in the museum's recently opened Rose Center for Earth and Space.
"Toyota's corporate philosophy places an important emphasis on supporting science education," said Toshiaki Taguchi, president and CEO of Toyota North America. "In just slightly more than a year, the Rose Center has made a tremendous impact in the advancement of science education. We are proud to support the Museum's efforts."
The AstroBulletin employs high definition video, computer animations, and images from satellites, observatories, and the Hubble Space Telescope to provide up-to-date information to the public from the rapidly changing field of astrophysics. Touch-screen computer kiosks, located at the base of the electronic display, enable visitors to log in with questions, call up recent astronomical research and NASA news, and gather further information.