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Albert Einstein

Picture of Albert Einstein

On a bench along the outer wall of the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater, a full-size bronze statue of Albert Einstein sits on a bench with his right index finger held roughly a foot from his face. The most famous scientist of the 20th century is there to lend human perspective. The Big Picture depicts roughly what Einstein's finger held up to the night sky would cover.