Earth from Space Exhibit Now Open

Come to the Utility Exploration Center to experience a Smithsonian exhibition in your own neighborhood! Earth from Space is a temporary exhibit on view through April 26 provided by the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service (SITES), in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The exhibit features beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet—from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean. Earth from Space illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. The images provide clues about the nature of our planet and offer the opportunity to engage in a broad array of scientific topics including geography, environmental studies, ecology, oceanography and meteorology.

“The Smithsonian is proud to be able to share illuminating scholarship from the National Air and Space Museum in a format that allows for extraordinarily widespread distribution,” said Anna Cohn, SITES director. “Earth from Space inspires dreams and discovery, and while the photographs were taken from far away, they can launch learning opportunities about our lives here on earth.” The poster exhibition was born of the popular award-winning museum exhibition of the same title that premiered at the National Air and Space Museum.

Earth from Space is brought to you courtesy of the United States Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution.

(Photo courtesy Marc Imhoff, Craig Mayhew, Robert Simmon NASA/GSFC; Christopher Elvidge NOAA/NGDC)

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