(Linz, 10.3.2020) Discover steep, hundreds of meter high cliffs on comets, marvel at opulent refractions of light from the ice crystals of Saturn’s rings and get to know the gigantic mountain worlds of Mars: At Deep Space LIVE Thursday evening, March 12, Gernot Grömer, Director of the Austrian Space Forum, combines the current state of planetary research with a pinch of science fiction and invites you on a fascinating photographic tour through the solar system. Start is at 7:00 pm.
Gernot Grömer, born in 1975, completed his diploma studies in astronomy and doctoral studies in astrobiology at the University of Innsbruck. He is co-founder and administrative director of the Austrian Space Forum and simulates Mars expeditions with his team. Furthermore, the members of the ÖWF team under his guidance were the first in Europe to develop a space suit for Mars. He teaches and conducts research at the University of Innsbruck and the International Space University and has hosted the programme P.M. Wissen on ServusTV since July 2018.
The Austrian Space Forum
The ÖWF is a national network for space specialists and space enthusiasts. The organisation carries out research in the field of space activities, carries out mediation work through lectures, exhibitions, shows and consulting activities and is also embedded in a global network of space specialists from industry, research and politics.
Deep Space LIVE
Every Thursday, 7 p.m. (except public holidays), the Ars Electronica Center invites you to a Deep Space LIVE. High-resolution images in 16 by 9 meter format will be combined with expert commentary, entertaining double conferences and musical improvisation. Whether it’s art-historical tracing, space flight, a voyage of discovery into the nanoworld or a LIVE concert – Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst impressive visual worlds. Admission costs €3. With a valid museum ticket, the visit is free of charge.
Uniview / Fotocredit: NASA, Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion
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