Museum of Science and Industry

Earth from Space

July 19, 2008 - September 14, 2008

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This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Balcony Level, East Court
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From their vantage point high above the clouds, sophisticated imaging satellites can capture breathtaking, highly detailed images of Earth’s surface, revealing features and changes that would be nearly impossible to see from down below.

Earth from Space presents 41 vivid, large-scale satellite photographs that show the range of our planet’s activity. The swirling arms of a massive hurricane. The grid-like pattern of Amazon deforestation. The triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous bend of a Venetian canal. From weather systems to the impact of human activity, the beauty and peril of our planet is brought home in these brilliant images.

This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Earth from Space has been made possible by Global Imagination. Additional support has been provided by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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