A taste of space at Magna in May

18 May 2016

Photograph shows Atacama Saltflats, one of the images on display at MagnaAn exhibition which explains how engineers can deflect asteroids and capture space debris will appear for one day only at Magna in Rotherham. 

Space for Art has been put together by Strathclyde Space Institute and uses captivating images of the cosmos to help explain the work its engineers are doing to help protect the long-term future of the earth.

Asteroids, satellites, and the night sky will come to life when the display appears at Magna on 25th May, as part of its UK tour of science centres.

The exhibition is part of a project that aims to bring engineering concepts to the public through art, and the researchers involved will be on hand to speak to audiences about their work.

Stuart Ballard, Magna’s education manager, said: “Science fiction is rapidly becoming science fact and Space for Art is a visually fascinating way to explain the astounding work that engineers and scientists are doing to protect the planet.

“This is a great opportunity to see some really impressive images of the universe and we are delighted to be hosting the event here at Magna.”

Space for Art is one of 22 projects funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s public engagement grant scheme, which provides engineers with the opportunity to engage the public in innovative new ways.

As well as hosting touring exhibitions, Magna also houses more than 100 permanent hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth, and fire. It also hosts regular school visits and business and social events.

Space for Art is free to Magna visitors.

Note to editors

Attached photograph shows Atacama Saltflats, one of the images on display at the exhibition. Credit needs to be given to Dr. Leon Gurevitch.

Also attached is a photo of Stuart Ballard.

For more information about Magna go to www.visitmagna.co.uk

Media contact at Magna: Fay Williams on 01709 723 139 or at fwilliams@magnatrust.co.uk

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