Smithsonian exhibit opens at Roseville Uitility Center

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 4:36 pm

In a first-ever collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center invites visitors to view Earth From Space, an exhibition that opened Tuesday and will run until April 26.

The exhibit features 20 large-scale reproductions of high-tech satellite pictures from a Smithsonian exhibit of the same name, which won the U.S. Geological Survey Communications Award in 2007. Satellites circling the earth captured rare views of hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and other natural phenomena, which have been reproduced for more than 700 schools and museums nationwide.

Brett Salmi, a spokesperson for the center at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., said exhibits such as Earth from Space, expand learning opportunities in the community. Local students regularly take field trips to the center and participate in its hands-on science programs.

“It ties in with our theme because it gives a good explanation of natural environmental cycles and the man-made ecological affects,” he said. “We’re trying to get people to learn about waste reduction and efficiency, so showing the man-made side is part of that.”

The exhibit is free and will be on display Tuesdays through Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Call The Bee’s Sammy Caiola, (916) 321-1636

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