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Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in ARTICLES

Visions of the Universe – Interplanetary Paparazzi

Visions of the Universe – Interplanetary Paparazzi

From the famous “Earthrise” photo where astronauts captured the Earth rising over the surface of the moon, to images of Saturn captured by NASA’s Cassini orbit, a new exhibition, Visions of the Universe, shows off some of the most spectacular space photography of all time. Like interplanetary paparazzi, space scientists including the Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees, Wolfgang Tillmans, (the late) Sir Patrick Moore have curated all the sections. The exhibition includes contributions and insights from prominent figures in the world of astronomy, including scientists Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Lucie Green from the BBC’s The Sky at Night, Mars explorer Professor Sanjeev Gupta of Imperial College, space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, astro-photographer Dr David Malin and Baron Rees of Ludlow, the Astronomer Royal. Visions of the Universe at the National Maritime Museum, shows how we have created imagary of the heavens over the centuries, from the earliest drawings to photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the very latest footage from the Mars Curiosity rover. This exhibition...

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