Copernicus: Where art meets science travels to Alberta2021-08-18T09:04:12+00:00

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Copernicus: Where art meets science travels to Alberta

Photo exhibit on display at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

The Delegation of the European Union to Canada, in partnership with TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, invites you to discover Canada and Europe’s spectacular natural beauty through a collection of 24 satellite images captured by Copernicus Sentinels, especially curated for this pan-Canadian photo exhibit.

“We would like thank our friends at TELUS World of Science for hosting this special photo exhibit in Edmonton, a city also featured in this unique collection of satellite images,” said Dr. Melita Gabrič, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada.  “Canada and the European Union are strong believers in data sharing and open science – and we have certainly gained new understanding of the importance of science, research and innovation in the wake of the pandemic.”

Copernicus is the European Union’s signature Earth Observation Programme. Also known as Europe’s eyes on Earth, Copernicus offers vast amounts of global data from satellites and from ground-based, airborne and seaborne measurement systems, with the goal to improve quality of life worldwide.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Copernicus: Where Art Meets Science at the science centre,” said Alan Nursall, President and CEO of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. “This photo exhibit showcases spectacular satellite images of Canada and Europe using advanced satellite technology to present Earth as a piece of art. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our guests to see unique portraits of our extraordinary planet. We are proud to share this important partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada with Edmontonians and Albertans.”

At the EU-Canada Summit in June, EU and Canadian leaders acknowledged the socioeconomic benefits of space and the importance of international collaboration in addressing such global challenges as climate change. Canada and the EU share a commitment to ensuring that space remains free of conflict so that all humanity can benefit from the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

Copernicus: Where art meets science is possible thanks to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space, the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and our generous exhibit hosts.

Copernicus: Where art meets science will be on show at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton until 21 December 2022.

For exhibit details, click here

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