“Earth from Space” on Exhibit in Eagle Pass

 This mother/daughter duo used the “Earth from Space” exhibit at RGC in Uvalde to hone their Spanish reading skills.

By Laura Nelson

You are invited to visit the Sul Ross Rio Grande College campus in Eagle Pass to view the spectacular satellite images in the “Earth from Space” display.

The free, self-guided tour will take visitors around the world, offering a unique view of the Earth. The 20-poster set, printed in both English and Spanish, features beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet—from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean. “Earth from Space” illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. It also explores the remote-sensing technology used to gather the images and describes the individual satellites whose images are on display.

The poster exhibition was born of the popular and award-winning museum exhibition of the same title that premiered November 2006 at the National Air and Space Museum. In 2007, “Earth from Space” won a U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content.

The exhibition will be on view at the Eagle Pass RGC site through Nov. 16 and will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. The posters are located in “D” Building, the same one that houses the Small Business Development Center and the computer lab. Special showings are available for groups of 10 or more. Please contact Laura Nelson at 830.279.3040 or via email at lnelson@sulross.edu to make arrangements.

The display is ideal for student and community groups and even young children enjoy the colorful posters. We hope you will find a few minutes to experience “Earth from Space.”