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Getting around the show

    Level 1 Changing Nature displays

    21 June 2014

The Spaceship Earth exhibition runs across the three levels of Customs House. Here’s a guide to the main elements of the show, and where to find them: GROUND FLOOR Earth From Space (main screen, south end of atrium) Satellites in… Read More »

Updating Bucky’s concepts

    Guangyun Lake and expo site at Xi'an, one of China's 13 megacities. Satellite image from DigitalGlobe's GeoEye-1.

    21 June 2014

Buckminster Fuller’s 1968 call for An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is being updated to match today’s satellite imaging and remote sensing capabilities. Aerospatial technologies (first prototyped for spacecraft and wars and recently highlighted in films like Gravity and Avatar)… Read More »

Spaceship Earth blasts off

    SE launch 21.5.14 stuart minchin 8

    21 June 2014

Spaceship Earth launched on schedule Thursday 22 May 2014 at the City of Sydney’s Customs House information centre. More than 100 people attended the preview event, hosted by Customs House manager Jennifer Kwok. Guest speaker was Dr Stuart Minchin, who… Read More »

History of ideas on earth and space: a new video lecture

    21 June 2014

Find 40 minutes to watch this brain-feeding video. Valorizing the Sphere is a forensic examination of the history of human ideas about how the earth relates to the rest of our solar system. Our guide is California polymath David McConville,… Read More »