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MAC's Earth from Space exhibit
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, is providing a poster version of the exhibition "Earth from Space" to more than 700 schools, universities, libraries, community centers and other venues.
The museum's exhibit hall is at 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim.
The 20-poster set features satellite images of the planet, from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean.
"Earth from Space" illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand humankind's understanding of life on Earth. It also explores the remote-sensing technology used to gather the images and describes the individual satellites whose images are on display.
The poster exhibition was born of the popular and award-winning museum exhibition of the same title that premiered November 2006 at the National Air and Space Museum. In 2007, the exhibition won a U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content.
"Earth from Space" was developed by the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.