Written by Elaine Paniszczyn
NASA’s exhibit landed at Irving Public Library Aug. 1 and will remain parked through Wed., Aug. 28. The exhibit called Here. There. Everywhere includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) events and hands-on opportunities for students. Irving is the only city in Texas chosen to host the exhibit which is traveling throughout the United States.
“The exhibit is a series of panels that walks through the everyday phenomena that we experience every day whether it’s light and shadow or the air moving,” said Benjamin Toon, Communications Supervisor at Irving Public Library. “It is designed for Kindergarten through 12th graders. The exhibit is bilingual – English and Spanish.
“The idea is that the same kinds of phenomena here on Earth or here locally also happen in outer space – they’re universal,” Toon said. “The theme is Here (around us), There (on the other side of the planet), and Everywhere (across the galaxies in the universe), whether it’s gravity, shadow, light, particles, or wind.”
The exhibit was created by NASA and the Chandra Research Center.
“It started touring the United States (last year), and we are the only Texas site that has it during the whole time it will be going on,” Toon said. “We were lucky that we got it.”