Exhibition "Evolution of the Universe"
A Journey in time through our cosmos at the Deutsches Museum
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 drew to a close with a dazzling finale: The exhibition, “Evolution of the Universe” has been open to the public since December 2009 at the Deutsches Museum. The Excellence Cluster Universe and four other research institutes initiated and realized the exhibition.
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time which begins 13,7 billion years ago and ends with a glimpse at the future of the Universe. En route the visitors learn how space, time, matter and the large structures in space have formed. An excursion into today’s Universe describes the life cycle of stars, the structure and development of galaxies and the roles Black Holes play in the process.
The exhibition combines findings from astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics in order to present the history of the development of the cosmos from different perspectives. The current level of research is clearly depicted with video and visual material.
Hands-on experiments show what we can learn from cosmic background radiation, how important Dark Matter is and why oxygen, iron and gold are found on earth.
The exhibition takes place in the „Rundraum“ (round room) of the astronomy section on the 5th floor of the Deutsches Museum. Opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
The exhibition was planned and realized by five research institutes in Munich and Garching:
• European Southern Observatory (ESO)
• Excellence Cluster Universe
• Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA)
• Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE))
• Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (MPP)
Guided tours through the exhibition
On inquiry we offer guided tours for school students and other interested groups. Scientists show visitors through the exhibition and answer their questions.