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Celebrate Space & Hubble at Coos History Museum

The Coos History Museum and Southwestern Oregon Community College have teamed up for an out-of-this-world student art exhibit that is now on display. “Expanding Perspectives on the Universe: 30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope” is available for public viewing from August 1 through October 31, 2020, in the Sprague Gallery of the Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front St., Coos Bay.

The exhibit celebrates achievements in fields such as the life cycles of stars, the existence of dark matter and dark energy, planetary studies of the solar system and beyond, and more topics that Hubble researchers have investigated over the years.

The exhibit features work from Southwestern students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and digital design courses. Artwork varies from paintings and posters, to 3D models, digital art, literature, music, and augmented reality (AR) experiences. The exhibit is intended to highlight students’ learning styles and artistic creativity, while sharing with the community the achievements of Hubble Space Telescope over the last 30 years, say exhibit curators.

The Coos History Museum re-opened to the public on August 1. Open hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, with limited, timed-visit entry. To schedule a visit to the museum, please go to https://cooshistory.org/visitor-appointments/.