Space, Asi’s ‘Exploring moon to mars’ exhibition kicks off in Rome

The exhibition curated by Viviana Panaccia can be visited free of charge every day until 16 December

A large geodetic structure will host the exhibition until 16 December in Piazza San Silvestro, in the center of Rome Exploring Moon to Marspromoted by the Italian Space Agency (Asi) under the patronage of Roma Capitale, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) and the support of Leonardo and Thales Alenia Space Italia. There show will tell the story of the exploration of the planet to the general public Mars and its future colonization starting from moonwith particular attention to the important Italian contribution to this adventure.

The exhibition itinerary, through rare texts, videos and highly suggestive images, begins with the myths linked to these celestial bodies, which have always inspired the collective imagination of Man, passing through the first astronomical observations of Galileo Galilei and Giovanni Schiaparelli and the large output of science fiction-inspired music and literature.

The heart of the exhibition is dedicated to the state of knowledge that we have today of our natural satellite and of the red planet, through the data and images that the most advanced space technology has allowed us to acquire: from the historical ones of the Luna and Viking probes, up to to the Apollo missions, the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers, and the current Artemis program.

The exhibition highlights the renewed interest in human space exploration in the third millennium, with a look at the main programs of space agencies, the Italian one in particular, and private entrepreneurship, focused on the return to the Moon and the great leap to Mars and the its colonization. The exhibition, curated by Viviana Panaccia, can be visited free of charge every day from 10.00 to 19.00, with last admission at 18.00.