THE MOON:
between Dream and Reality

23.07.2019 > 25.08.2019
Science and Culture at the Royal Palace of Brussels

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Object 1

Picture of the Moon
2019
KSB-ORB

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Object 2

Moon, sun and flying saucer on a microscopic scale!
Fungi and micro-algae
BCCM

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Object 3

Preventative conservation
The BSC strives to maintain its collection, both in storage and in the exhibition rooms, in accordance with the applicable standards for preventative conservation.
KIK-IRPA

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Model
Jupiter and three of its moons: Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa

The BIRA-IASB participates in this mission with MAJIS, one of the instruments on board.
Film JUICE
(ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer)

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Object 5

Paul van Hoeydonck
Planetscape II
Circular relief. Plastic and metallic elements on wooden board painted in white
1963
KMSKB-MRBAB

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Object 6

Olga Morano
Poet’s Night
Black and white sensible canvas on wooden frame, jute curtain, white, round nylon cord
1971
KMSKB-MRBAB

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Object 7

Superconducting gravimeter GWR
measures the variations of the gravity by means of a sphere levitating in a magnetic field generated by a pair of superconducting coils (1982)
KSB-ORB

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Object 7b

The Smurfs study the Earth tides
These greeting cards from the Royal Observatory of Belgium were edited on the initiative of Paul Melchior, former director of the Observatory, and his friend Peyo (1973-1983)
KSB-ORB

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Object 8

Unsigned work
Stained glass window celebrating the International Geophysical Year
1957
KMI-IRM

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Object 9

Picture of the Moon
2019
KSB-ORB

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Object 10

Pictures
Archives of the Royal Palace

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Object 11

Moon rock fragments
These fragments of moon rock were collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their Apollo 11 flight in July 1969.
KBIN-IRSNB

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Object 12

Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)
Stuffed specimen, destined to the new permanent exhibition “Living Planet” (opening foreseen in 2020)
KBIN-IRSNB

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Object 13

Yaka diviner’s slit drum
N'Koku Ngoombu
Wood and steel
(1912)
KMMA-MRAC

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Powder box - Kuba
Wood and plant fibres
(1956)
KMMA-MRAC

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Object 15

Extract from the graphic novel Scionce 2080 series displaying an artist's view of a permanent lunar habitat in 2049; the European closed loop life support system 'MELiSSA' is integrated into the design.
BELSPO

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Orion spacecraft with the European Service Module
(Artist's impression)

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European Space Exploration Programme

BELSPO

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Object 17

Moon jar, vase in the shape of a full moon
Porcelain, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th century
KMKG-MRAH

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Kawase HASUI (1883-1957)
Moon at Umagome
(Umagome no tsuki)
Series: Twenty views of Tokyo Xylography, ink and colours on paper, 1930
KMKG-MRAH

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Tomioka EISEN (1864-1905)
Young women staring at the full Moon (a kuchi-e)
Xylography, ink and colours on paper, around 1900
KMKG-MRAH

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Object 20

Trimble Navigation 4000SL
GPS Receiver
USA, 1988
Antenna (mod. 12333) and computer (mod. 12331)
NGI

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Object 21

Andreas Cellarius, Johannes van Loo,
Atlas coelestis, seu Harmonia macrocosmica (pl. 19 – Typus selenographicus lunae phases and aspectus varios adumbrans)
Copper engraving (1660)
KBR, Maps and Plans

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Johannes Hevelius (Jan Höwelcke)
Selenographia sive Lunae descriptio (fig. R – full Moon/new Moon)
Copper engraving (1647)
KBR, old and precious prints

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Sea Beggars medal
The Netherlands, 1580
L. Geelhand collection
(Gilt silver - 64mm - 19,69g)
KBR, Coins and Medals Department

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Belgian Comic Strip Center
An accomplished attraction located in the heart of Brussels, the Comics Art Museum has been honouring the creators and heroes of the 9th Art for 30 years.

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