Check out the “From Earth to the Solar Systems” art exhibit

Breathtaking images of faraway planets and their moons, and pictures of meteors’ lasting impact on Earth are on display at the John C. Hitt Library.

From Earth to the Solar Systems is a collection of images that showcases the excitement of planetary exploration and the quest to understand the origin and evolution of the solar system. The traveling exhibit celebrates NASA’s Year of the Solar System.

UCF’s Planetary Sciences Group within the College of Sciences arranged to have the exhibit make a stop in Orlando to give community members a chance to see what inspires scientists very day to continue research into the formation of the solar system and the possibility of life beyond Earth. A total of 30 images will be on display through Memorial Day.

“We’re thrilled to have this exhibit of stunning images of the Earth’s immediate neighborhood in the cosmos,” said Joshua Colwell, an associate professor of physics. He also is the director of UCF’s Center for Microgravity Research and Education and interim assistant director of the Florida Space Institute at UCF.  “I think this exhibit will inspire wonder and the thrill of exploration, and it’s a gateway for people to learn more about UCF’s space research programs that span the entire solar system, from Mercury to the comets beyond Pluto.”

The free exhibit – on the third floor of the library –is open to the community from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays. The exhibit also is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 11 p.m. Sundays. The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, and Memorial Day. The last day to see the exhibit is May 29.

Additional press coverage of the event, including a listing from the East Orlando Sun.




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