A NEW “outer space” themed public exhibition is opening at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot.

The free and permanent exhibition, which opens tomorrow (29), will be at the corner of Eighth Street and Rutherford Avenue roundabout.

It was put together by the campus in partnership with the Geological Society. The exhibition, named “Spacescapes: postcards from our solar system”, includes large displays featuring information and images of the solar system.

Herald Series: It opens tomorrow (April 29)It opens tomorrow (April 29)

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It also allows people to see the results of space missions such as the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

Professor Mike Daly, president of the Geological Society, said: “With something for space explorers of all age this exhibition is sure to inspire your curiosity and expand your horizons.

Herald Series: It was made in partnership with the Geological SocietyIt was made in partnership with the Geological Society

“Spacescapes is a celebration of how geoscience and an understanding of the natural world allows us to read the landscapes of our neighbouring planets and in doing so learn more about our own planet.”

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Herald Series: The exhibition is free and permanentThe exhibition is free and permanent

Professor Sanjeev Gupta, professor of Earth Science at Imperial College London and science team member on NASA’s Curiosity and Perseverance missions to Mars, said: “Spacescapes is an exhibition about the wonder of the solar system and our place in it.

“Taking in these incredible images, which feel both familiar and alien, people can do the work of planetary scientists by comparing and contrasting our home with distant planets and moons.”

Herald Series: It is to help educate people about the history of planetsIt is to help educate people about the history of planets


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