Space for Our Planet in Trento, Italy

On June 12th took place the inaugural event of “Space for Our Planet” exhibition in the park of the Muse Science Museum in Trento, Italy. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop Architects, Muse is the latest concept center for scientific culture diffusion. It combines the traditional interest in natural history and research, with specific attention to the environment and sustainable development. 

The event in Trento is an important step for the exhibition as Poste Italiane decided to produce a stamp special postmark “ Muse – Space for Our Planet- to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the famous Italian astronomer Margherita Hack. 

If you are in Trento, take the chance to visit it. The  access to the park  is free of charge and the exhibition will be displayed until end of September. 

Since its opening in 2013, the museum has attracted more than 1 million visitors. More information: https://www.muse.it

“Space for Our Planet” at the Living Planet Symposium in Bonn

« Space for our Planet » exhibition will be displayed on the fences of UN Bonn building in front of the World Conference Centre in Bonn (WCCB) at the occasion of the ESA’s Living Planet Symposium. Organised with the support of the German Aerospace Center DLR, the symposium brings together scientists and researchers from all over the world, as well as industry leaders and users of Earth observation data to present the latest findings on Earth science. 

A cutting ribbon ceremony took place on 23 May at 8h30 outside the WCCB in presence of the ESA Director General, Josef Aschbacher, Walther Pelzer, Member of DLR Executive Board and Director General of the German Space Agency and Simonetta Cheli, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA.

The partnership with DLR allowed us to add testimonials on how Space can be used to monitor water quality, set up early warning systems against wildfires or help farmers adapt to climate change.

Curated by Fiorella Coliolo and Benoit Delplanque, the exhibition is developed under the patronage of UNOOSA, with the support of ESA, European Commission, ASI, CNES, DLR, Portugal Space, NEREUS, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the Canadian STEM NGO, GIVE. 

Space for Our Planet in Toulouse

Within the frame of our collaboration with the French museum Cité de l’Espace, the exhibition is now on display for six months in Toulouse. With an average of annual number of 375 000 visitors, Cité de l’Espace is a unique and leading place in Europe, for dissemination of space and astronomical culture to the general public.

More information : Cité de l’Espace : https://en.cite-espace.com/

We can mitigate the impact of climate change on cities and preserve our cultural heritage

Irma Della Giovampaola. Photo Credit: Giuseppe Fanizza
Irma Della Giovampaola. Photo Credit: Giuseppe Fanizza

“In recent decades, many exceptionally valuable archaeological sites have suffered damage due to natural processes or human intervention. Earth observation can play a very important role in the maintenance and preservation of our cultural heritage. At the Coliseum Archaeological Park, we have launched a system based on satellite data to monitor soil and structural deformations, evaluate vegetation stress, identify erosion processes, and locate excavation activities and building misuse.”

Irma Della Giovampaola, Archeologist, Ministero Della Cultura, Rome, Italy

“The Third Paradise” of Michelangelo Pistoletto featured in Space for Our Planet

Photo: Giuseppe Fanizza

Michelangelo Pistoletto began his work as an artist in the ‘50s. In 2003, Pistoletto wrote the manifesto of The Third Paradise [Il Terzo Paradiso] and drew its iconic symbol, a reconfiguration of the mathematical sign for infinity, in the sand. Between the two contiguous circles, which signify the two opposite poles of nature and artifice, he inserted a third, central circle to represent the generative womb of a new humanity, an ideal that subsumes the polarities of nature and artifice and negates their destructive conflict in society today.

Earth observation data has gone well beyond the expectation to make our rescue activities more effective

Photo: Fanuel Morelli
Photo: Fanuel Morelli

“I think the use of Earth observation data from satellites has gone well beyond the expectation to make our rescue activities more effective. Such data improves our understanding of emergency situations and helps us to identify the most critical areas, especially in the case of natural disasters like floods, earthquakes or forest fires.”

Valentina Nocente – Engineer Officer, National Fire and Rescue Service, Rome, Italy

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) joins Space for Our Planet

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) joins Space for Our Planet. “When we discussed how the Italian Space Agency could contribute to this exhibition”, highlights Giorgio Saccoccia, President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) “we decided to concentrate on Art and Beauty, related to which is the protection and preservation of our invaluable cultural heritage, not only Italian heritage, but the world’s cultural heritage. Based on services provided by Space activities, we wanted to talk about Earth observation which is one of the most important and immediate returns that Space gives to our planet. All of these objectives find some synergy with the idea of peace, which is of course the ultimate goal to which you could strive working in the Space field”.

Discover more:  www.space4ourplanet.org/sp_partner/agenzia-spaziale-italiana

Space for Our Planet in Dubai

Space for Our Planet was featured at Dubai Expo at the United Nations Hub 17-24 october 2021 and highlighted in two special events

17 oct – Space: The People’s Mission

20 oct – Where the World Comes Together for Progress

Space for Our Planet in Paris

As part of “Fête de la Science” 2021, the new multimedia exhibition, Space for our Planet, was inaugurated Friday 1 October 2021 at Paris’s Jardin de l’Observatoire – PSL. The exhibition aims to introduce people to the solutions that Space exploration can provide for ecological transition and a sustainable future.

Download here the press release.

Space for Our Planet in Brussells

Space for Our Planet exhibition was inaugurated 27 September 2021 in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

25 people from around the world – from fishers to climate experts, astronauts to students, oceanographers to doctors – have been interviewed to examine how space technologie splay their part in the attainment of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). The SDGs were devised to motivate countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They acknowledge our need to create strategies for economic growth that put an end to poverty while responding to a whole range of social needs, especially education, health, social protection and employment, while fighting climate change and protecting the environment.

Download here the press release.

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