Keck Foundation Central Rotunda, the Cosmic Connection, the Gunther Depths of Space Hall, and the Edge of Space Mezzanine (Bill, 28)
The large new Richard and Lois Gunther Depths of Space exhibit gallery activated by the recent transformation of cosmic perspective that began when people first went into space. The horizon no longer be bounded by observation and understanding of the sky bonded to the ground .The Gunther Depths of Space is filled with unique with exhibits that are as monumental representing ideas of different individual (Bill, 31). In this part the following are represented. Planets, our earth, our solar system, other worlds, other stars, Milky Way, galaxy, iconic universe, a familiar star pattern and a big picture related to the exhibits.
Planet- from the edge of mezzanine and below, visitors encounter a row of nine subtly illuminated, accurately. The sun is represented by horizon; 3-dimensioonal model of the solar system is mounted on top a stand. Common and unique elements transform the features of each planet into landscape for visitors. Besides each stand is physical data about the planet and its gravitational pull. Our earth- the stand holding planet earth has an opening to a chamber below mezzanine include seismograph instrument, six foot earth model, a two foot projection earth model stimulating our atmosphere and oceans. Projector is a symbol of our old earth based perspective e of the sky. Solar system- on the left of planet stand, visitors’ eyes are drawn upwards to suspend projected model of the solar system (Bill, 32). Each planet revolves round the sun. This represents the accurate motion of the solar system.
Other world, other stars- the station has simple LED counter known planets to illustrate the pace of discovery ad confront and confront visitors with change from traditional of planets. New systems are aligned which look like and their relative to the earth. Milky Way galaxy- a glass model of Milky Way galaxy