- This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
- Lower Level, Lower Court West
- Included with Museum Entry
During the last few decades, interplanetary probes such as Magellan, Voyager 1 and 2, and the Viking Landers have sent us astounding images from the depths of space. Journalist, filmmaker, and artist Michael Benson reviewed these images and then digitally enhanced the original raw data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other archives. Flawless and beautiful, the resulting photos look as though they were captured while Benson himself floated above the surface of each planet. The 35 large-scale images in this exhibition will take you to a whole new world, featuring rarely seen visions of the solar system’s planets and their moons.
This exhibit is included in Museum general admission.
Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes was created by Michael Benson and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Take an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies with the first space-based observatory.
Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.