ViewSpace is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. It transforms a small corner of your exhibit hall or planetarium lobby into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of inspiring and educational presentations of the latest and most beautiful in astronomy and space-based earth science. And the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is the only location in Baltimore County where this tool is available for viewing!
ViewSpace uses a multimedia PC and a large-format display (such as data-grade video projector, plasma display panel, or presentation monitor) to show free-running multimedia presentations that combine:
• Beautiful, high-resolution images
• Digital movies and animations
• Interpretive captions, and
• Evocative space music
People with time- or interest-constraints can wander in and out while still enjoying the experience. ViewSpace portrays the beauty and wonder of the universe and the blue planet as seen from above, and gently guides the viewer to a deeper understanding of astronomy through lucid, well-paced exposition. As patrons watch it – they interact with the message.
Automatic daily updates are provided via Internet upload. Museum patrons enjoy ViewSpace. Some will take in the view for a few minutes. Some will read the captions and learn astronomy. Some will sit engrossed for an hour or more (this happens quite often)! We will have an astronomy exhibit that never goes out of date, and one that brings the advantages of NASA’s huge investment in science and exploration to our museum.
According to the North Museum of Natural History and Science in Lancaster, PA, ViewSpace has been nothing but “stunning, provocative, and professional.” In fact, the new network-based ViewSpace just won an award from the American Association of Museums Media and Technology Committee for the “Highest Standards of Excellence in the use of Media and Technology for Interpretation and Education in Science.”
Give your visitors a direct connection to the latest and best from Hubble – and more – in a way they can’t get anywhere else! ViewSpace, updated daily over the internet, includes: