Time: 20 August to 12 September 2021, 12pm–7 p.m. daily
Place: Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Kuutio space, 2nd floor
Sustainable space tourism will soon be available to everyone when the Aalto University’s Spacewalk exhibition opens in Kuutio, Helsinki Central Library Oodi.
For more than ten years, Aalto University researchers have been carrying out computer simulations that are used in the research of space weather in the solar system and in the development of different space technologies. The simulations play a major role in utilising the observations of the BepiColombo Mercury probe and the MarsExpress Mars probe.
In Kuutio, exhibition guests can admire simulations with VR glasses. It's like a spacewalk around planets, asteroids and satellites. The controls can be used to move around and click to see additional information about the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, the northern lights or the Suomi 100 satellite. A space soundscape has also been created in the planetarium for this purpose and it highlights the special features of the solar system.