Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System
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Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System

May 17 – September 2

The stunning beauty of our solar system is presented through 41 spectacular images by American artist and writer Michael Benson. A North-American première, Otherworlds embodies the symbiosis between art and science and shares clues as to how the solar system, Earth and life began.

Based on raw scientific data from NASA and the European Space Agency, Benson’s processed, composite images reveal striking landscapes in high resolution. You’ll feel as if you’ve travelled through outer space and viewed the planets with your own eyes!

The exhibition may be closed occasionally for short periods because of special events.

Check the schedule upon your arrival at the museum.

Transit of Io: Jupiter’s innermost large moon, volcanic Io, is the small globe on the far right of this image. Credit: NASA/JPL/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures.

Eclipse of the Sun by Earth: The solar corona (outer atmosphere that surrounds the Sun) and magnetic loops during an eclipse of the Sun by Earth. Credit: NASA SDO/NASA GSFC/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures.

Volcanic Io with two eruptions visible: The closest of Jupiter’s large moons, Io is the most volcanic object in the solar system with more than 400 active volcanoes. Credit: NASA/JPL/PIRL/University of Arizona/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures.

Enceladus vents water into space: Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth largest moon, erupts a vast spray of water from its southern polar region which immediately freezes. The moon is lit by the Sun on the left. Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures.