Activity screen from kiosk

Observing with NASA

About This Exhibit 

The Observing With NASA kiosk was created by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard and Smithsonian and uses their MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network that was built specifically for use by public audiences of all ages. The telescopes were designed to allow non-professionals interested in astronomy to use small but high-quality instruments for observing the sky.

The Observing With NASA exhibition engages visitors in the art and science of NASA imagery. The exhibition features a range of NASA’s most iconic images of planets like Jupiter, the Spiral Galaxy, and others for visitors to explore and opportunities for visitors to put their own artistic spin on these images through image analysis and processing.  

The Observing With NASA Exhibit and programs were developed by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard and Smithsonian with support from NASA’s TEAM II program. 

Observing With NASA Display 

The kiosk is located in the lobby area of the Grinnell Area Arts Council building at 926 Broad St., Grinnell, Iowa. The kiosk will be available free of charge to the public from February 27 through May 27, 2023. Visitors can use the kiosk during Grinnell Area Arts Council open hours. Visitors will have the option to receive a free souvenir print of their image at the end of the exhibition, instructions are located next to the kiosk.

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Colored image from outer space that is captured from the kiosk.

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