The latest exhibition in Poznań's Fotoplastykon (Kaiserpanorama) will make you feel like a participant in a Moon expedition, at least for a moment. Thanks to stereo photography, you will get to view the control panel of the Columbia command module as seen through the eyes of Neil Armstrong. You will enter the Soviet capsule Voskhod 1 which carried into space the first multiple-person crew in history. You will see the Spider and Aquarius moon modules drifting in space, and, together with American astronauts, peer at the surface of the Moon to explore the craters Maskelyne G in Mare Tranquillitatis and Petit in Mare Spumans.
A description of the "Mission Moon" display in Poznań's Fotoplastykon would not be complete without mentioning the source from which the photographs were acquired, namely the "Mission Moon 3-D" book of photographs by David J. Eicher and Brian May published by the London Stereoscopic Company. David J. Eicher is an author specialising in popular science publications and the editor-in-chief of the Astronomy magazine. Brian May needs no introduction. The Briton is a guitarist and a co-founder of the rock band Queen who accompanied Freddy Mercury in the performances of Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and The Show Must Go On. Not everyone knows that May is a big stereo photography buff and has a doctorate in astrophysics. Three-dimensional photographs that document space exploration are, therefore, a link that brings together the wide-ranging interests of this legendary musician.
- Mission Moon - an exhibition in the Poznań Fotoplastykon
- Centrum Informacji Kulturalnej (Cultural Information Centre), ul. F. Ratajczaka 44
- 1.06 - 31.08, opening hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday closed, last admission 1 hour before closing time
- tickets: regular admission - 5 pln, reduced admission - 2 pln, family tickets - 10 pln, group tickets (groups of 10 or more) - 20 pln