Manhattan’s Hall des Lumières Debuts Space-Themed Digital Art Exhibit

Culturespaces, with participation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and in partnership with CNES, has announced that Hall des Lumières will offer a new exhibit called “Destination Cosmos: The Immersive Space Experience.” The limited-time digital exhibition will open April 7 and run through June 4, 2023.

“Destination Cosmos: The Immersive Space Experience” transports the public to a maze of stars, planets, nebulae and supernovae. Composed of 13 sequences and a prologue, the journey of discovery begins at Cape Canaveral and ends in the universe’s outer reaches. After departing from Earth, visitors are invited to travel over Martian canyons alongside rovers (space exploration vehicles), dive into the heart of Jupiter, glide across the rings of Saturn, and explore beyond the frontiers of the solar system to experience the immensity of the universe.

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Images from NASA bring the exhibition to life, and allow visitors to embark on a voyage into space and time through visuals and a curated soundtrack. “Destination Cosmos” begins in darkness and fills the hall with a starry sky where constellations emerge to create “The Ancient Human Dream of Space Exploration,” setting the stage for the exhibition. Following a succession of ancient illustrations, the exhibition then proceeds into “The Space Race: Destination Moon,” featuring Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flights, from the spacecraft production to the pop culture phenomenon, and the Apollo missions conducted by the Americans in the 1960s, allowing the visitors to experience Neil Armstrong’s first footstep on the surface of the Moon.

From the multiple Apollo missions to the Moon to the pioneering exploration of Mars and beyond, visitors can appreciate the beauty of the Earth, scientific and technical achievements, past and future space challenges, and confront the mysteries of the universe from a new perspective.

Ticket prices start at $25 for adults and $12 for youth ages five to 16 (free for children below five years). Special prices are also available for seniors (65-plus) and members of the military. “The Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion” installation will also continue to be available for viewing on select dates and times.

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