It is a modern Museum of science, a Science Centre. Home to many interactive installations that allow visitors to experience and explore astronomical themes.
Space travel to Mars, simulations of the gravitational force of Jupiter, manipulation of magnetic fields, 3D visions of the Universe and voyages among thousands of stars tracing the latest cosmological discoveries, are just some of the activities!
Light and sounds from outer space accompany the public from the first floors of the museum into mysterious places to discover true cosmic secrets.
Much of the information that we have on Space are picked up by satellites on the ground or in orbit around the Earth.
Thanks to these sophisticated tools we can observe the sky and the objects that populate it at different frequencies and, thanks to one of the stations Infini.to, you can interact with the electromagnetic spectrum animating the display cases that contain some common objects to explain how we receive information from space.
It is not only observations from Earth: much of the information that we have today comes from ‘space exploration’, which has made great strides through the use of satellites and robotic probes, some of these on display in the museum and provided by Thales Alenia Space in Turin.
Today however, the only flights with astronauts are to the International Space Station, but the next great leap for mankind could be Mars. Do not miss the possibility to travel to the red planet thanks to the installation that takes visitors on voyages around our Solar System.
From the inside of a real spaceship you can trace the stages of a journey in space and experience with your crew the highlights, including some possible surprises, such as a crash with a meteorite.
In order to undertake space travel it is necessary to know the forces that govern the distribution and structure of cosmic objects.
The fundamental component in the universe around us is gravity.
The Lunar environment reproduced in Infini.to lets you make some real space leaps, as the Apollo astronauts did.
A second zone explains how much the same object weighs when placed on various celestial bodies and allows you to experience the force of gravity on the Moon, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Who falls first, the feather or the hammer?
On Earth the hammer won on the moon instead, the challenge ends in a draw: they arrive simultaneously on the ground!
But why do they fall together?
Questions such as this will be answered in the area dedicated to gravity. However, other forces shouldn’t be underestimated.
Some installations already in the Museum allow you to experience the effect of centrifugal forces and to change the intensity and geometry of the magnetic fields creating bizarre figures such as dipoles and quadrupoles. The journey within Infini.to has just begun, it and continues between stars, galaxies and black holes.
How do stars born and die?
How many galaxies are there in the Universe and what shape are they?
Through the cosmic cube you can find answers to these and many other questions.
Immersive installations and the latest technology allow to cross the Milky travelling in a star field in the cosmic saddle and watching the 3D video inside the cylinder, discovering more and more mysterious places, playing with matter and dark energy and discovering the possible future of our Universe.