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Space in the port: an exhibition of space photographs in the port of Tel Aviv during the Israeli Space Week * Admission is free

Among the exhibits at the exhibition: first experience with Google Glass in space. There will also be lectures by experts in the field of space in Israel and observations in collaboration with the Israel Astronomical Society

Space in the port: a photograph by Nimrod Ganisher, from an exhibition of space photographs in the port of Tel Aviv during Israel Space Week 2014
Space in the port: a photograph by Nimrod Ganisher, from an exhibition of space photographs in the port of Tel Aviv during Israel Space Week 2014

For the first time in Israel, an exhibition of space photographs will be presented at the initiative of the Israel Space Agency at the Ministry of Science and in cooperation with the company "Otzer Semelei Yam" that manages the Tel Aviv Port, accompanied by lectures and workshops. The exhibition will be open to the public as part of the Israel Space Week events, between January 27 and 31, and will feature special space photographs - astronomy photographs, satellite photographs, photographs from the International Space Station, art photographs taken for the first time in Israel's aerospace industries and photographs inspired by space. In addition, as part of the exhibition, it will be possible for the general public to experience Google Glass for the first time, which will present space content. All events are open free of charge.

The field of space photography is gaining momentum in the world. The field is unique in that it is based on advanced photography technologies - from the Earth towards space - and photography technologies from space - towards Earth and deep space.

The exhibition will feature photographs by photography students from Bezalel, by professional astronomy photographers, by amateur astronomy photographers who won the competition of the Israeli Space Agency, and photographs taken by Israeli satellites. In addition, the exhibition will present photographs taken by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli from the International Space Station, including photographs of both Israel and the region. The exhibition is curated by Miki Kretzman, head of the photography department at the Bezalel Art Academy.

As part of the exhibition, the general public will be able to experience for the first time the performance and activity of Google Glass - Google's new augmented reality glasses that will present interactive astronomy and space content, courtesy of the Lawya company, as well as a unique experience with the Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet, which is considered the most innovative in the field of computer games.

The exhibition will be accompanied by several other space-themed events at the Tel Aviv port throughout the week. Popular lectures in the field of space by: the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli who will tell about photography from space and the International Space Station; Rona Ramon, president of the Ramon Foundation; Prof. Yitzhak Ben-Israel, Chairman of the Israel Space Agency; Prof. Haim Ashed, former head of the defense space program; Dodi Zusiman, director of the "Amos" satellite project; and the broadcaster Boaz Cohen who will talk about space music. In addition, there will be a gallery talk and a tribute evening to Voyager. For the full list of lectures and dates.
In addition, on Friday, January 31 starting at 11:00 a space photography workshop will be held for the general public and at 12:00 there will be a solar observation hosted by the Israeli Astronomical Society. During the same week, there will also be evening observations of the planet Jupiter at the observatory in Givatayim and other sites throughout the country, by members of the association (see more details in the link below).
The exhibition will be shown from January 27 to January 31 at "Federation" in Tel Aviv Port (next to Hangar 11), and will also be projected onto buildings around the port in Hangars 4,11,14, 12, 00 in the evenings - opening hours of the exhibition: Monday - Thursday , from 21:00 to 9:00, Friday, from 12:00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.
More details on the website of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space

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