Worth Knowing: Montshire Museum to launch new series of exhibitions Destination: Space! in January
On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the Montshire Museum of Science will open Destination: Space! — a new series of exhibitions that highlights the art and science of space exploration and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission’s moon landing.
Destination: Space! will feature three special exhibitions:
Sun, Earth, Universe:
Sun, Earth, Universe is a new exhibition about our planet, the solar system, and the
universe, and the big questions NASA is trying to answer about each. How is Earth
changing? What is it like on other planets? Does life exist beyond Earth? What’s
happening on the Sun, and how does it affect us?
Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, this 600-
square-foot exhibition will connect visitors with current NASA science research and
launch them on a journey to explore the universe!
Sun, Earth, Universe includes fun and compelling exhibits for all ages. Visitors can:
- Follow the design-build-test cycle of engineering and build a model spacecraft for
their own mission to space.
- Reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists employ to explore the
otherwise invisible forces and energy of the universe.
- Play the Your Mission to Space board game, or help younger visitors pilot rovers
across the Mars landscape play table.
These fun experiences — and many more— introduce people to ongoing NASA research in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and encourage them to imagine what the future of Earth and space science might hold. The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition was created through a project led by Arizona State University, in collaboration with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).*
Planetary Landscapes: Works by Ned Kahn: Imagine passing your hand through a cauldron of billowing fog, activating a vortex akin to the dust devils in Jupiter’s atmosphere, or sculpting sand dunes like those on Mars. Internationally renowned artist Ned Kahn brings these experiences to life through the exhibition Planetary Landscapes. Kahn's interactive sculptures are designed to explore, in constantly varying patterns, the dynamic forces that shape our solar system. In Planetary Landscapes, Ned Kahn has created a family of interactive artworks that brings vast natural processes within our reach and sends our imaginations on a journey through the cosmos.
One Giant Leap: The Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary: 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing. Celebrate one of the greatest accomplishments in space exploration. Learn about the technology used to send a person to the moon. Watch astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take their first lunar steps. Reflect on the unknown and share your ideas on the next phase of space exploration today.
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