A ribbon-cutting event for
Wednesday's event marks another step in an ongoing transformation of the
"Life is not simply a late event," said
The Astrobiology Walk comprises 10 stations arranged in an arc in the
C&G Partners of
"The technology that went into this is tremendous," said GCA education and public outreach lead
The Astrobiology Walk is designed for durability -- stainless steel columns support the weatherproof high-pressure laminate panels and automobile paint coats the touchable models.
As visitors progress through the exhibit they learn how the ingredients of life came together in the early universe and early solar system. Later stations describe the ongoing search for pre-biotic chemicals in comets and meteorites, and for habitable environments on Mars and on faraway extrasolar planets.
Information displayed in the exhibit will be regularly updated to reflect new developments in the rapidly developing field of astrobiology. The exhibit can also be expanded easily. Future stations may feature discoveries from the Mars rover Curiosity.
The Astrobiology Walk is part of an ongoing campaign by Buckingham and his staff to update and transform the
The exhibit is already in place and is open to the public.
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