From Earth to the Solar SystemA View From Space
June 1 - September 9,  2012
Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum

Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite (Sputnik)  in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed  the way we study our planet.  A View from Space, a bilingual (Spanish and English) traveling exhibition from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, gives visitors a ance to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. In this highly interactive, hands-on science exhibition, visitors will be able to track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study astonishing images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System and more!

A View from Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth-observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space.  Visitors will be challenged to become scientists, study satellite images and try to answer important questions about the workings of our dynamic planet.  This exhibition is made possible by the Arts Council of Midland and the Paul and Katherine  Morrow Family Foundation.

Where To Find Us

Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
432.683.2882