The first records of the observation of Mars, date back to the era of ancient Egyptian astronomers and the first telescopic observation in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.
Throughout the centuries and different cultures, Mars has always held great fascination and curiosity among men. In the Exhibition that we will have throughout the season “Mars. The conquest of a dream ”we will know this incredible planet in a scientific way, with real pieces and interactive elements.
The sample includes some pieces of great value for their historical or documentary interest. Original books and prints from the Copernican Museum in Rome; a fragment of a meteorite from Mars, fallen on October 3, 1962 in Nigeria; original illustrations of ‘The War of the Worlds’ by Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa (Brazilian, 1876-1910), a replica of Galileo Galilei's first telescope, three 3D-printed models that recreate possible colonies on the red planet; an immersive audiovisual piece that discovers the sunset on Mars from original NASA images.
This exhibition is co-produced by the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Generalitat Valenciana, and has the collaboration of various institutions such as the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Institute of Astrophysics of Italy (INAF), the Telefónica Foundation, the Astrobiology Center (CAB) and the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (IAA / CSIC), both in the advice, sponsorship and loan of parts.