For its upcoming Visions of the Universe exhibition, Royal Museums Greenwich has brought together more than 100 space images – from sources such as Nasa, the Russian space programme and the Royal Observatory – to explore the development of telescopy, photography and our place in the universe.
There will be breath-taking images such as this shot of the Orion Nebula, taken by the Hubble Telescope:
The rings of Saturn, taken by Nasa’s Cassini-Huygens Mission:
And the classic Earthrise over the Moon shot, taken during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission:
The exhibition will also chart the development of astronomical imaging, starting with Galileo looking at the stars through a telescope, and moving all the way up to the latest cutting-edge images from space programmes around the world.
The show’s centrepiece will be the Mars Window, a 13x4m curved wall, onto which the latest images beamed back by Nasa’s Mars Curiosity Rover will be projected.
Visions of the Universe will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 from 7 June-15 September.