Look - Earth! Exhibition at the Copernicus Science Centre planetarium
WarsawSun Nov 8th 2015 to Wed Nov 30th 2016
ul. Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie 20, Warsaw, City Center http://www.myguidewarsaw.com/events/look---earth-exhibition-at-the-copernicus-science-centre-planetarium
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8 November 2015 (Sunday) - 30 November 2016, 09:30 am - 8:00 pm (Sat, Sun 10.30 am – 8 pm, Mondays closed) Tickets: free admission Look out of the porthole of an International Space Station, monitor the signals of a US satellite, put on a space suit, run a weather forecast and launch a rocket. The Look - Earth! exhibition at the Copernicus Science Centre's planetarium will give you an astronaut's view of our planet and acquaint you with the devices which work for us in space. What is Earth like seen from space? Astronaut Jean-François Clervoy described it as follows: 'This view makes you cry with emotion. The planet is impressive and very beautiful! Looking at it, we also realise how fragile our life on Earth is'. Quite certainly nothing can compare to the impressions and emotions experienced during a trip into space. Also, a look at Earth from a distance reveals more and makes us realise the responsibility we have for the planet and its inhabitants. Look - Earth! features 20 exhibits located on the planetarium's three floors. The display is divided into two sections, the first devoted to space observation and its applications, the second to the technologies used in the process. Many things remain invisible from Earth and can be seen only from above. In the first section of Look - Earth! visitors will be able to look at the planet with the 'eyes' of various kinds of space satellites which monitor the condition of the atmosphere and seas, the weather, forest fire threats or plant life. In the second section they will learn about the secrets of GPS technology, water supply and sanitation in space, and the processing of satellite data. The tour begins on Earth with the launching of a rocket, we then pass on to a flight control centre where we will see how complicated space missions are and what precision, skills and technological advancement they entail. After a successful flight up we will be offered breathtaking views, learn how to predict the weather and read satellite data, and get to know the various types of satellites in orbit around the Earth. We will also observe the Sun and our neighbouring planets. And, finally, we will be able to 'touch' space at a meteorite display.
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