Our Universe

"Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark," writes author and astronomer Carl Sagan. A great cosmic darkness, an endless space about which we now know much and at the same time infinitely little. How do we explore the vastness of space? And what relevance do astronomy and space travel have for our everyday lives on Earth? In the interactive exhibition, we look at the cosmos from different perspectives and take you on a journey through time and space.

The Science Year 2023 - Our Universe connects the ancient human question about the origin of the world with current developments and future perspectives. What is the universe made of? What does the future of our planet look like? And where is our place in the universe? The exhibition aboard the MS Wissenschaft approaches space from various perspectives and illuminates different thematic areas:

  • How do we explore space? The exhibition shows, among other things, how modern telescopes work and how scientists use technology to investigate the formation of stars.
  • What role do technologies from space travel play in dealing with the climate crisis? The exhibition introduces, among other things, satellites that observe climate change or help save water.
  • How has the view into space influenced art and culture? Exhibition pieces show how the concept of the cosmos differs across cultures and epochs.
  • How can citizens contribute to space exploration themselves? Citizen science exhibits, for example, provide information on how space enthusiasts can search for stardust in their own backyard.

Exhibit texts

Click here for the exhibit texts in English.

Audio guide

Click here for the audio guide.

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