Space Atelier in Mosberg-Richweiler
Astronomy and space travel in the rustic ambience of an historic farmhouse barn. The main attraction is the Apollo 13 space capsule, which was built for the film release of the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name starring Tom Hanks in the early 1990s. Children and adults can take a seat in the cockpit and recreate the journey to the Moon. The intention of the exhibition is to make the universe more comprehensible. The enormous distances involved can be explored with the sense of touch using specially created models, which also make astronomy more accessible to visually impaired and blind people.
Award-winning, large-scale photographs of the sky by the Saarland-based astrophotographer Sebastian Voltmer are also exhibited in the Space Atelier. Rarely shown film sequences can also be seen that depict famous astronauts and cosmonauts from the USA and former Soviet Union recounting their tales of adventure and describing how they had mastered the journey to the Moon, or the first and life-threatening moment when they exited the space capsule while orbiting around the Earth. On the grounds of the farmhouse, observations of the sun or the starry sky are also possible in suitable weather. Telescopesare available for use. The south-west Germandetached farmhouse also has a well-preserved and romantic vaulted cellar that is perfect for a drink.
The exhibition is barrier free and suitable for people with visual and hearing impairments. The latest events and offers from the Space Atelier can be found here.