My Planet from Space: Fragility and Beauty

Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni - From 30 September to 2 November 2014

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of European collaboration in space, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, located in Rome, hosts the exhibition “My Planet from Space: Fragility and Beauty”, organized by the European Space Agency in partnership with the Italian Space Agency, the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and Roma Capitale.

Satellite images and videos mark the exhibition, conceived to make people aware about Earth’s fragility and about  the importance of satellites in the management and protection of natural resources and the global environment.

The exhibition also includes images taken in 2013 from the International Space Station by ESA astronaut and ambassador for the six-month Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Luca Parmitano, during the mission "Volare" of the Italian Space Agency.

The exhibition is open to the public from 30 September to 2 November 2014. For further information, please visit the Palazzo delle Esposizioni website

(Picture: Antarctica Peninsula from Sentinel-1A – Credits: ESA)