Monday, November 29, 2010

Out of this world - Wonders of the Solar System

This weekend we visited the "Out of this world - Wonders of the Solar System" exhibition in the Gasometer Oberhausen
The Gasometer itself is a great location which is worth being visited by its own. It's the European largest Gas-holder and provides from it's top  a great view on the Ruhrgebiet area. The Gasometer itself is used as a exhibition place which host changing exhibitions. Currently - only until end of December - you can learn something about our Solar System. A lot of big format pictures of different aspects of the solar system alongside with 3D figures of planets give you anther view on the area we all are grown up ;-). 

Above are some impression of the 3D Objects which are distributed over the exhibition. First one being the sun and on the second one you can spot the Earth in the background. Unfortunately the last one - one the right - fails miserably to  depict the fascination which originates from the large moon which seems to cover the whole hall but actually is hanging rather low in the Gasometer.

Some more impression of the different pictures and technical tools are going below.

Make sure that you visit the exhibition - it's really fascinating and that not only for Geeks. Make sure that you bring warm cloth along though - it's not heated.