A personal daily comment on astronomy along with space missions, NASA, observing and lots more.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A New Exhibition & Website
Hey Space Placers!
If you are in Washington D.C. (or on the Internet) check out the following press release FROM THE HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS:
A new exhibition and website, developed jointly by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, reveal the dynamic and evolving universe through breathtaking photographs and informative captions. “The Evolving Universe” explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and, eventually, to death. This remarkable journey from present-day Earth to the far reaches of space and time will be on view in the museum in Washington, D.C., through July 7, 2013. A worldwide audience also can experience the exhibition through its website:http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/evolving-universe All of the images featured in the museum gallery can be downloaded in high-resolution jpegs or PDFs formatted in poster size. “Anyone can select their favorite space photo, download it, and take it to their local copy shop to print it,” said Smithsonian astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who played a lead role in developing the exhibition.
The online website is pretty amazing and easy to use so enjoy.