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December 28, 2022

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

“Observing With NASA” Exhibit at Oklahoma History Center Closes on December 31

OKLAHOMA CITY – “Observing With NASA,” an authentic data experience with astronomical imaging, will close at the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) on Saturday, December 31.

This exhibit kiosk from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory engages visitors in the art and science of NASA imagery. “Observing With NASA” offers an introduction to the tools, data and skills that NASA space scientists and data visualization experts use to create the images of deep space objects that we all know and love.

“Observing With NASA” features a range of NASA’s most iconic images to explore and provides opportunities for visitors to put their own artistic spin on these images through analysis and processing. This kiosk was incorporated into the OHC’s permanent exhibit “Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space,” which highlights the achievements of all Oklahomans who have contributed to the US aerospace program from its inception. “Launch to Landing” can be found in the Gaylord Special Exhibit Gallery on the first floor of the OHC.

The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Please call 405-522-0765 or visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/visitor for admission costs and group rates.

This exhibit kiosk was developed for NASA by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian under NASA award No. 80NSSC19M0158 to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


Editor’s Note: Photos of “Observing With NASA” and “Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space” are available upon request.

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