In this exhibition, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is collaborating with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to take a look at the Earth from space. Large satellite images reveal the sites of world culture from orbit and show us the traces that mankind has left on our planet.
The numerous activities of DLR in the field of space exploration include monitoring the environment from space – not only with the aim of protecting the conditions for human habitability, but also to safeguard humankind's cultural heritage. Viewing Earth from space gives us new insights and enables us to monitor and judge changes over the long term, in the interest of protecting the environment and as an input to responsible political decision-making.
The exhibition 'What a Sight - Space Looking out for World Heritage' is currently being shown at the UN campus in Bonn. This exhibition was also held in Paris, Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Brussels.
The gallery below shows the satellite images that are presented in the exhibition.
Images in the exhibition