• Art & Culture

Exhibition "Mars - close encounters with the red planet"

When
From 09/02/2018
to 03/06/2018
Where
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia di Milano
Ingresso da via San Vittore 21, Milano
Contacts
+39 02 48555
Official site

This exhibition narrates the history of Mars exploration and Italy's contribution to such adventure.

After a reference to the mythical god of war, an introduction dedicated to the first sightings of the canals by Giovanni Schiaparelli and the proliferation of science fiction. The exhibition illustrates the state of what we know about Mars nowadays through the use of data and images by the latest technology: from the first pictures taken by the Viking probe to the European Mars Express, the American Curiosity and Opportunity rovers and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The exhibition is an homage to the ExoMars European Program as well, created with an important contribution from Italy, which aims to get to know the Red Planet closely in order to colonize it.

It is a close look upon what the future could have in store for us with a spectacular and immersive video installation, inspired by the images from Ron Howard's MARS tv series.

Regular Museum opening hours apply.
Entrance fees included with the musem ticket.

Promoted by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (MIBACT) The Regional Museum Hub from Basilicata, Matera Basilicata 2018 Foundation and the Leonardo da Vinci Nationl Science and Technology Museum in collaboration with the European Space Agency, INAF, Leonardo, Thales Alenia Space Italia and National Geographic.


Opening hours

Regular Museum opening hours apply.

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