Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in collaboration with the
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, have produced an exhibit entitled
“Earth from Space.” The exhibit features a Magic Planet from
Global Imagination along with 40 beautiful detailed satellite images of the
earth. Together they reveal the awesome beauty of the planet’s surface
through the “eyes” of a space satellite. “Earth from
Space” illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand
mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. It also explores the remote
sensing technology used to gather the images and discusses the individual
satellites whose images are on display.
The Magic Planet provides the “global context” for the exhibit.
Featured on the Magic Planet are animations on topics as diverse as how
satellites gather data and images for the entire planet; global weather
throughout the 2005 storm season that included hurricanes Katrina and Rita;
life on earth, El Nino and many others.
A companion Web site
www.earthfromspace.si.edu contains an online version of the
exhibition, as well as additional images and information. It also provides
numerous educational resources, including lesson plans, classroom activities,
web site links and available publications. The site links to the most
up-to-date national tour schedule.
The exhibit was made possible by Global Imagination. Additional support was
provided by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Women's Committee.