Some of New York’s biggest and brightest stars gathered at the American Museum of Natural History’s 2012 gala on November 15 in support of science education. Following cocktails in the recently restored Roosevelt Rotunda, guests enjoyed a dinner menu designed by Mario Batali and a performance by Maroon 5 in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Award-winning actress, writer and producer, Tina Fey, served as the Master of Ceremonies. An auction of extraordinary prizes was conducted by Jamie Niven of Sotheby’s.
The electric gathering of megawatt stars and society fixtures at the event included Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott, Tom and Meredith Brokaw, Fred Armisen, Steve Burke, Jeremy Renner, Ron Meyer, Steve and Roberta Denning, Lewis Bernard, Roger C. Altman, Julia Koch, Whitney Flesher and Brad Comisar and museum president Ellen V. Futter.