The exhibition also includes information on the Mars Express Mission, the European Union's first mission to another planet. Since Christmas 2003, the Mars Express has been orbiting the red planet, probing for new information about its geology, mineralogy, atmosphere, and moons. The research instruments on board the orbiter include the German high-resolution stereo camera that was developed at the German Aerospace Center under the Principal Investigator, Professor Dr. Gerhard Neukum, the former director of the DLR Institute for Planetary Research, in collaboration with the Experiment Manager, Professor Dr. Ralf Jaumann, and a team of scientists and engineers. The high-resolution stereo camera is the first system that is able to obtain high-resolution, three-dimensional, color images of the planet's surface.
Location and Opening Times:
- Freie Universität Berlin
Foyer of the Plant Physiology Bldg., Königin-Luise-Straße 12–16 a, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem
- Feb. 26 – May 22, 2008, week days 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (as of April 14, open until 7 p.m.)
Field trips by school classes are welcome from February 26 through April 12.
Advance registration is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .