"From Earth to the Universe" Exhibit on Display Worldwide
"From Earth to the Universe" is a collection of astronomical images that showcase the most dramatic views of the universe. The images represent the incredible variety of astronomical objects that are known to exist -- planets, comets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and the clusters in which they congregate -- and are being exhibited in over 250 locations throughout the world in 2009 and 2010. These exhibits, held in public parks, airports, art centers and at other unique sites, will bring the wonders of the universe right to you.
Over 60 countries are scheduled to host a FETTU exhibit. To find dates and locations for the exhibit, visit http://www.fromearthtotheuniverse.org/table_events.php.
The goal of FETTU is to engage the public -- especially those who might think they are not interested in astronomy or science -- through the stunning beauty of astronomical images. Short and informative captions on the panels, as well as a comprehensive Web site, are available to help introduce the viewer to the science behind the aesthetics.
More information on FETTU, a project produced and directed by the Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, may be found at www.fromearthtotheuniverse.org.