The Virginia Air & Space Science Center’s new Space Explorer Gallery is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibit that celebrates exploration of the solar system.
Visitors learn about gravity and how it affects objects within the solar system. There are lessons about the difference between mass and weight, and an exploration the life cycle of a star.
There is much to learn about Mars and the Moon as well. Learn how NASA Langley Research Center’s Viking Project’s investigation of Mars endured years after the 90 day mission expectancy.
Discover where Earth is located (and just how small it really is) within our galaxy. The Solar System Explorer will help you delve further into the Earth’s nearby planets and moons – even study orbital paths that keep these heavenly bodies from bumping into each other. Use the Stellar Playground to simulate habitable zones for planets like ours, and create a black hole and watch its effect on your solar system.
In addition, the IMAX theatre has been upgraded with comfortable seats and an improved screen.For more information visit www.vasc.org or call 757-727-0900.