ann1903 — Announcement

Our Place in Space Opens in Las Cruces, New Mexico

8 April 2019

For 29 years, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been expanding our cosmic horizons. Not only has Hubble revealed and shared the beauty, wonder, and complexity of the Universe, but it has also brought astronomy into the public eye, greatly impacting our culture, society, and art.

On 8 April 2019, the Our Place In Space exhibition premiered in Las Cruces exhibition at the Mesilla Valley Mall, led by ESA Hubble Space Telscope Project Scientist Antonella Nota.  Developed in partnership with in partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute and the European Space Agency, this is the first time that Our Place In Space has been hosted in the United States.

This art exhibition features large images from the Hubble Telescope that are on display at eight locations around the city, alongside pieces created by local artists. By seamlessly integrating perspectives from both artists and astronomers, Our Place in Space inspires visitors to think about how humanity fits into the grand scheme of the Universe. By connecting with the local art community, it showcases the impact that Hubble has had on culture and society.



Antonella Nota
ESA HST Project Scientist, STScI

Bethany Downer
ESA/Hubble, Public Information Officer
Garching bei M√ľnchen, Germany

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Zoom from Las Cruces to the edge of the Universe
Zoom from Las Cruces to the edge of the Universe