Official website of the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation, a non-profit association concerned with culture and social commitment which works to promote awareness of the values of life and peace, dignity and human progress among peoples.
3 December 2016 – 19 February 2017
Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation
Piazza Guerrazzi 32, Cecina (LI)
Open daily from 4 to 8 pm. Free admission
Opening: 3 December, 5 pm
Journey through the Cosmos takes visitors on a discovery tour of the Universe, to the real place as well as to the realm of fantasy. Organized by the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation, the exhibition outlines the history of astronomy through the display of scientific instruments and ancient sky maps, as well as literary, cinematic, and artistic works inspired by the observation of space long before man could actually reach it. The final section of the exhibition deals with the physical conquest of the frontiers of the cosmos, showing how reality can sometimes meet and exceed the expectations of imagination.
From time immemorial, humans have been looking to the sky in search of answers: signs of the benevolence of the gods, the right path to distant lands, clues about their origins, and the structure on which the creation is based. Space has been a metaphysical concept, a religious mystery, and the goal of the striving of man whose discoveries and conquests have surpassed human imagination. The exhibition Journey through the Cosmos aims to illustrate the full extent of this effort and the depth of the relationship between man and the heavenly vault.
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