The Pasadena Museum of California Art has something half art show, half technologic spectacle that we have to share: an exhibit they have entitled Beneath The Surface: NASA’s Juno Mission To Jupiter. The show is an interactive art installation that went up a little under a month ago and is a collaboration with NASA’s JPL, Jet Propulsion Laboratories. You know, just one of the world’s leading research and development centers for space.
The installation is a genius collaboration that you literally would dream about after OD-ing on too many Star Trek episodes. JPL Visual Strategist Dan Goods has created an interactive piece that brings the Juno Spacecraft to life. Following its mission and “inspired by the technology used in the mission,” the show creates a space in the museum that is very similar to Juno’s travels through space: cloudy, technologic, and beautiful. With the assistance of technology (for the purposes of this exhibit, cell phone cameras), you will be able to fully see what is going on in (the) space, as the infrared light used in the exhibit is invisible to the human eye.
The exhibit runs through January 20th. It’s also important to note that this Sunday is a super special event: PCMA and JPL’s Day of Discovery. Not only will admissions be free all day, but you will be able to do a lot of really cool things (with your family, of course) including get Juno glitter tattoos, speak with Dan Goods, see what comets (and the core of Jupiter) are made from, and at 4:30PM see them empty the exhibit to see how it was made. Should be a blast!
Images courtesy of Don Milici© and Cal Tech/JPL.