Look: there’s the Earth!
The “Heavens of Copernicus” Planetarium is a place full of magnificent thrills and awe-inspiring impressions. In addition to its existing attractions, it hosts an exhibition open to everyone, entitled “Look: There’s the Earth!”.
“Look: There’s the Earth!” is a set of 20 exhibits situated on three floors of the planetarium. The overall theme of the exhibition is space exploration and space research, including how they affect our day-to-day lives. The experience starts down on Earth, as you manage your own rocket launch. There are opportunities to enjoy the view from a space station in real time, to examine real satellite photos, to learn about the number, speed, and altitude of the satellites circling the planet, and also to find out why they do not fall down to Earth.
At mission control, you can see for yourself how complicated a space mission really is. After a successful flight, you will enjoy some breath-taking images captured by telescopes working up in orbit. You can discover how the GPS satellite system really works and find out more about what life is like for astronauts in a space station. To finish it all, you have a chance to touch outer space for yourself, admiring a collection of meteorites.
What does the Earth really look like, when viewed from space? The astronaut Jean-François Clervoy put it this way: “The sight of the Earth from space brings one to tears, the planet is incredibly impressive, gorgeous. At the same time, when looking at it, I realize how fragile human existence on Earth is”. Surely, that is an experience that simply cannot be matched. But come explore this exhibition at the planetarium to get a taste of how amazing it must be!
Permanent exhibition, free admission.