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Space Exhibition Haus der Natur


The Story

The “Haus der Natur” in Salzburg is one of the most popular natural history museums in Austria, attracting more than 300.000 visitors annually. Seeking to spark curiosity and exploratory spirit, it puts a strong focus on education via experience. In 2014 one of its highlights got a Relaunch: the Space Exhibition.

Director Norbert Winding and exhibition designer Andreas Zangl developed the new concept and together with curators Anke Oertel and Dorothee Hoffmann create an extraordinary exhibition about our Universe. This incorporates not only the huge advances in astronomy and space flight of the past decades, but also the latest developments in museum presentation.

The novel exhibition design will take visitors to a foreign celestial body from which they can gaze into the depths of space. On their journey of discovery to the secrets of the universe, visitors can explore our solar system and learn about the cosmic influences on our climate in interactive exhibits; compare different historical world views with our modern understanding of what the universe is made of; trace the evolution of space flight from the first rockets to current space missions; view the first moon landing and the exploration of Mars in unique dioramas; and travel through space and time in fascinating films and animations, produced by ScienceVision.




8x 4min

German & English

Production Team

Concept Michael Schlamberger ● Camera Mario Cater ● Assistant Camera Flo Heusgen ● Astrophotography Arbeitsgruppe für Astronomie (Leitung: Helmut Windhager), Rochus Hess, Helmut Sperr ● Editor Omer Sacic ● Dubbing Edit & Mix Martin Rohrmoser ● Production Manager Anita Pfeffinger ● Producer Michael Schlamberger

Archives ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/B.Tafreshi; ESA/Hubble; ESO/B. Tafreshi (; ESO/C. Malin (; ESO/M. Kornmesser; NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF); NASA, ESA, and F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee; NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration; NASA, ESA, C.R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt University), and D. Thompson (Large Binocular Telescope Observatory); NASA, ESA, CXC, SAO, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and J. Hughes (Rutgers University); NASA, ESA, Digitised Sky Survey 2, R. Gendler, S. Brunier. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin; NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay and F. Summers (STScI/AURA); NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University); NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team and A. Riess (STScI); NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); G. Bacon, T. Davis, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D team, STScI); ESO; NASA/ESA; NASA/Hubble/Space Telescope Science Institute; NASA/JPL-Caltech/S. Stolovy (Spitzer Space Telescope); Theofanis N. Matsopoulos/ESA; Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center; (, NASA, insideISS and European Space Agency/ESA; NASA/JPL-Caltech and NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

A production of ScienceVision for Haus der Natur.


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