Science from the Edge

Science from the Edge
Exhibit Opens at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

ASHLAND, NE – (Dec 7, 2016) The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, with the help of donations from sponsors, seeks to bring two popular traveling exhibits to the community annually. The Museum focuses on fun interactive exhibits that teach and support lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content.

The “Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists” exhibit brings science and space to our community in an interesting and fun way that allows us to expand our education programs by combining earth science with some of the strangest objects in the universe,” said the Museum’s executive director, Dr. Michael McGinnis.

“Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists” immerses visitors in the modern search for black holes—the most mysterious and powerful objects in the universe — through a variety of interactive and multimedia experiences. Developed by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this 2,500 square-foot exhibition consists of 13 interactive components that captivate audiences and increase their understanding of core ideas in physical science, including gravity and light, the tools and techniques of astronomers, and the nature of theory and evidence in science. Visitors are able to:

  • Collect and record their discoveries into a personal web journal
  • Take an immersive interactive journey to the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy
  • Explore gravity and the effects of unseen forces
  • Collect and weigh evidence for black holes.

The exhibit opens Saturday, January 14, 2017 and will remain open until June 4, 2017. The gallery is available to the general public as part of general admission.