Free interactive family exhibition of the sights and sounds of space
July marked the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission broadcasting live from the moon. The National Science and Media Museum’s summer family exhibition Hello Universe (opens 19 July) takes an interactive look at how images and sounds from the cosmos have been recorded over hundreds of years, including the five decades following astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic ‘first step’.
Attractions include building LEGO spacecraft, stargazing tips from the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society, and the chance to create an interstellar message. Visitors can see a half-size scale model of NASA’s first Mars lander, and the most detailed images of the cosmos projected onto a 5m x 3m screen, as they journey through the solar system and beyond.
Exhibition curator, Annie Jamieson, said: “This exhibition looks at some of the incredible technology that’s been developed to allow us to see, hear and even smell space, as well as offering families the chance to interact with out-of-this-world demonstrations and activities.”
19 July 2019 – 22 January 2020.
More info at: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk
Crab Nebula, 2010. At the time, this image was the largest image ever taken of the Crab Nebula by the Hubble space telescope. © NASA, ESA, J. Hester, A. Loll (ASU)