Wanek School of Natural Sciences
Culp Planetarium

To Space and Back


Space exploration — our greatest adventure — is having a big impact on our lives. It’s helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it’s reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live.

To Space and Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth!

Discover how we’ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.


25 minutes

Suitable for:

General Audiences

Covered Subject Areas:

Technology, Astronomy, Engineering, Biology

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