SOHO and Cluster Exhibition opens in Norway
26 June 2000An exhibition on 'The Sun - our star' opened at the Norwegian Technical Museum in Oslo on 22 June. The exhibits include 1:4 scale models of the SOHO and Cluster II satellites as well as several metres of panels with information on the science from these ESA missions. The ESA SOHO CD-Rom can be viewed interactively by the visitors and SOHO real-time pictures are displayed continuously.
Norway has long given high priority to solar and magnetospheric physics and scientific results using SOHO data are presented at the exhibition. The Norwegian Space Centre is keen to show the public those fields of science where Norwegian scientists are making particularly significant contributions. Interesting results obtained by scientists at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, are explained in an accessible way. A number of Norwegian scientists are heavily involved in Cluster II and are keenly awaiting the coming launches.
Some 40 invited guests attended the official opening which included talks from the Managing Director of the Norwegian Space Centre, Mr Rolf Skaar, the Chairman of ESA's Science Programme Committee Dr Bo Andersen, the Deputy Project Scientist for SOHO Dr Paal Brekke and the Director for Science in the Norwegian Research Council Professor Morten Daehlen.
The exhibition, which uses materials developed by ESA as well as in Norway, will be open for the rest of the year.
Details about the exhibition (in Norwegian) can be found at: www.spacecentre.no