The Milky Way — shown in all its glory

Updated 2017-09-27 10:00:57 Shanghai Daily
A visitor to Shanghai Natural History Museum observes the starry sky over Beijing’s Forbidden City. The exhibition, which opened yesterday, runs until November 26. (Wang Rongjiang)

A visitor to Shanghai Natural History Museum observes the starry sky over Beijing's Forbidden City. The exhibition, which opened yesterday, runs until November 26. (Wang Rongjiang)

You don't have to be an astronomy fanatic to enjoy a newly launched exhibition at Shanghai Natural History Museum.

The exhibition, Starry Sky Illumination, provides every visitor with a stellar experience. It opened yesterday and runs until November 26. Admission to the exhibition is free.

A sky projector that can recreate positions of more than 22 million stars is one of the highlights of the exhibition.

Thanks to the projector's advanced technology, some stars normally too dim or too small to be observed can be viewed.

A seven-minute video made by star photographers will show how the stars move throughout the night with the Earth's rotation.

The exhibits also include over 110 landscape and celestial photos made by photographers from more than 20 countries and regions.

The museum has prepared two workshops for teenage visitors, where they can make a simple telescope with paper, or create the solar system using plasticine.

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