THE "ZERO GRAVITY" EXHIBITION AND THE IMAX FILM ABOUT HUBBLE ARE THE NEW ATTRACTIONS FOR THE UPCOMING BANK HOLIDAYS
Dec 3, 2010
The City of Arts and Sciences is presenting a wide range of choices for all visitors for the early December bank holidays, noteworthy among which is the new ‘Zero Gravity’ exhibition in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), and the IMAX film “Hubble. Exploring the Universe” in the Hemisfèric (IMAX and full dome). In addition, the ‘Among Dinosaurs’ exhibition is extending its opening hours to 9 pm and in the Oceanogràfic (aquarium) the general public can now meet the four king penguins that have been brought into the Antarctic aquarium.
‘Zero Gravity’ is located on the third floor of the museum. It has a room where moving images of space are projected overhead and shown on the five surfaces covered with mirrors (three walls, the floor and the ceiling), creating a feeling of infinite distances.
Thanks to a unique design, a set of mirrors and moving images, visitors can see through the eyes of astronauts and look at our planet from the International Space Station, as well as drift with the pictures taken by telescopes and space satellites.
In the same exhibition, you can also view original parts that have been part of Hubble such as one of its solar panels and the FOC camera (Faint Object Camera), a key part of the telescope for 12 years that took high resolution pictures of weak celestial objects in deep space.