Updates

Press Release for FETTSS
(05 May 2011)
Read the NASA press release for the new FETTSS website.

FETTSS Exhibit and Website
(29 April 2011)
We are happy to report the launch of a From Earth to the Universe (FETTU) sister project: From Earth to the Solar System, or FETTSS. FETTSS is a collection of high resolution images that showcase the discoveries and excitement of planetary exploration, with a focus on the origin and evolution of the Solar System and the search for life. You are enthusiastically invited to download them and use them to create and host an exhibition in your area. The 90+ images in the growing collection were chosen for their scientific significance and beauty.

If you're interested in hosting an exhibition in your area, please contact Kim Arcand at kkowal@cfa.harvard.edu.

In the U.S., we have received funding to travel an outdoor exhibit to about a dozen locations. We have a few spots still open so please let us know if you would like to host at an interesting location in the U.S.

FETTSS Information
(28 April 2011)
Download a FETTSS (From Earth to the Solar System) flyer a FETTSS (From Earth to the Solar System) flyer or read more about FETTSS on the Chandra blog at: http://chandra.harvard.edu/blog/node/274

New Wikipedia Entry
(27 April 2011)
The FETTU co-chairs have posted a new wikipedia entry that frames FETTU (and IYA) under a broader "public science" initiative. Please read and contribute to the article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_science.

New Presentation on FETTU
(07 December 2010)
Watch our presentation: "Investigating distributed curation and global-to-local methodologies in the From Earth to the Universe project." Adapted from a presentation for Brown Univ. on November 17, 2010.

From Earth to the Solar System: Seeking Images
(19 October 2010)

From Earth to the Solar System (FETTSS) will be an online collection of images that can be freely downloaded and exhibited by organizations worldwide in whatever manner they choose.

We are currently seeking images for the exhibit and are looking for artistic and informative images of astrobiological or planetary science significance that tell a story and showcase views of the planets, moons, and other bodies in our Solar System, as well as pictures of field sites here on Earth. Beginning in January, 2011, the final collection of images will be made available within and beyond our Education and Public Outreach community, for organizations to mount exhibits as they wish.

In collaboration with the NASA Astrobiology Program, and partnership with the Chandra X-ray Center, the FETTSS concept stems from the success of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 initiative From Earth to the Universe, a collection of astronomical images that were exhibited globally in non-traditional venues such as rail stations, public parks, and shopping centers.

For more information and guidelines on how to submit an image, please go to the FETTSS website: http://fettss.arc.nasa.gov/

Contact Daniella Scalice (Education and Public Outreach Lead, NASA Astrobiology Institute and Education and Public Outreach Specialist, NASA Planetary Science Division) with any questions: daniella.m.scalice@nasa.gov

-Kim Arcand (Co-Chair, From Earth to the Universe; Media Production Coordinator, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Committee for From Earth to the Solar System)


Metro-Atlanta Solar System Project
(06 October 2010)
Tour the Metro-Atlanta Solar System project on understanding the size and scale of our solar system and the planets within it in Google Earth. This project was created in cooperation with FETTU-Atlanta.

FETTU Fact Sheet
(05 October 2010)
Download the latest FETTU Fact Sheet and read about our accomplishments.

International Year of Astronomy Claims Record Numbers of Citizen Stargazers
(15 September 2010)
Read this article about the number of people participating in IYA2009 and FETTU.

IYA2009 Final Report Released
(14 September 2010)
A 1300-page final report for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 was released today at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in Lisbon, Portugal. The report shows that at least 815 million people in 148 countries participated in the world's largest science event in decades. Read the rest of the Press Release at www.astronomy2009.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iya1006/.

FETTU Images Featured in NASA Spacescapes
(05 August 2010)
Microsoft, in collaboration with the Spitzer team, has released a new " NASA Spacescapes" Windows theme that features some of the most amazing astrophysics imagery NASA has to offer. Many of the images have been featured in the exhibit, "From the Earth to the Universe."

New Journal Article about FETTU and Informal Learning
(18 May 2010)
Download our latest article: "Bringing the universe to the street. A preliminary look at informal learning implications for a large-scale non-traditional science outreach project" at the following website: http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/09/02/Jcom0902(2010)A01/

IYA2009/Bhaumik Prize Ceremony in South Africa
(01 April 2010)

(Pictured left to right: Kim Arcand, Pedro Russo, Mani Bhaumik, Megan Watzke. Photo credit: Raquel Yumi Shida)

Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke of the "From Earth to the Universe" project accepted the IYA2009/Bhaumik Prize for Excellence in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach at the 2010 Communicating Astronomy with the Public conference in Cape Town, South Africa. FETTU is a grassroots community-driven and open-source approach to science outreach. The prize is the acknowledgement of the hard work and the many hours put in by countless individuals all around the world (from wealthy to developing countries) that made the more than 800 free astronomy exhibits possible. See slides of the talk (PDF, 5.8 MB).

FETTU wins IYA2009/Mani Bhaumik prize!
(26 February 2010)
The International Year of Astronomy 2009/Mani Bhaumik Prize for Excellence in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach has been awarded to From Earth to the Universe (FETTU). Read the press release to find out more: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iya1002/

Highlights of FETTU in 2009
(22 February 2010)
In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in this short video on the FETTU Highlights page.

Updated detailed timeline available.
(12 February 2010)
You can now download a PDF that illustrates the most up to date locations and the timeline for FETTU exhibits in these locations on the Timeline page.

Read about FETTU
(25 January 2010)
Read about some of the successes of FETTU in the recent CAPJournal Article: http://www.capjournal.org/issues/07/07_10.php

Locations under development.
(22 January 2010)
The map shows locations where interest has been expressed or development is in progress in hosting an IYA image exhibition in 2009. Read more on the About Page.




Audio now available for 50 FETTU Images
(07 December 2009)
You can now listen to the captions of 50 FETTU images on the Tour the Images page. Look for the "Listen" icon.

The Universe Comes to the Nation's Capital
(13 July 2009)
The "From Earth to the Universe" exhibition (FETTU) has opened outside the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This display of some 50 large-scale astronomical images will be available to the public through the end of July. Also arriving in Washington, DC, later this month will be FETTU panels for the visually impaired. These panels will feature tactile displays of the images as well as Braille versions of the caption material. The exhibit will open on July 18th at the DC Public Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at 901 G St., NW, in cooperation with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and the DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and run through mid- September. Read more in the Chandra Press Release.

IYA 2009 Update
(01 July 2009)
As the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) reaches its six-month milestone, over a million people have already looked at the sky through a telescope for the first time, and even more have newly engaged in astronomy. Over 60 countries around the world have signed up to host FETTU exhibitions in more than 200 separate locations. More in the IYA2009 Release: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iya0913/

Take a Survey
(08 May 2009)
Take a Survey and tell us what you thought of the From the Earth to the Universe exhibits. You can also check the Survey Results.

FETTU exhibits at two US airports
(29 April 2009)
By the beginning of May, two major installations of "From Earth to the Universe" (FETTU) will be open in the United States in two of the countries largest airports. On May 4th, FETTU will be unveiled at the Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta. Around the same time, FETTU will premier at Chicago's O'Hare airport. Each of these FETTUs will contain over 50 astronomical images prominently displayed throughout the airports. These latest installations join the some 250 versions of FETTU in over 50 countries around the world. For a full calendar of FETTUs, see http://www.fromearthtotheuniverse.org/table_events.php. Photos of present and past FETTUs can be found at http://www.fromearthtotheuniverse.org/event_photos.php.

Events Calendar is now sortable
(26 March 2009)
The Events Calendar can now be sorted by location or by date.

New Activity Guides Available
(26 March 2009)
Activity Guides are now available in both English and Spanish on the Introduction page.

Image of the Day RSS
(16 March 2009)
Now also view our Image of the Day RSS

French, Italian and German translations now available
(27 February 2009)
We now have French, Italian, and German translations for selected image captions. See either the Download Images page under For Organizers or the Tour Images page under For Visitors.

Global launch for From Earth to the Universe project
(25 February 2009)
Worldwide exhibitions of large-scale astronomical images are being launched in over 40 countries around the world. The IYA2009 Cornerstone project, From Earth to the Universe (FETTU), is designed to bring the undeniable beauty of astronomy to the general public in a series of free showings across the world. Read the full press release.

International Year of Astronomy officially opened in Ireland.
(08 January 2009)
On Wednesday 7 January 2009 the International Year of Astronomy was officially opened in Ireland, in the presence of the President of Ireland and NI Minister for Education at the BT Young Scientist Festival in Dublin. View a photo of the outdoor FETTU exhibit.

FETTU now open in Second Life.
(07 January 2009)
From Earth to the Universe is now available on the Astronomy 2009 island in Second Life. For information on how to visit, check out: http://secondastronomy.org/. Also check out this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkvtevFP7RA

FETTU at Seed Magazine.
(05 January 2009)

Read the Press Release about IYA2009 (5 January 2009).
(05 January 2009)
Read the press release from International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Ciel et Espace Portfolio and Calendar.
(05 January 2009)
Ciel et Espace has produced a portfolio "Le tour du cosmos en 50 photos" about From Earth to the Universe (FETTU) in their magazine "2009 Annee mondiale de l'astronomie", as well as a 2009 calendar with FETTU images, "Calendrier 2009, Tous les evenements astronomiques observables". Download the Portfolio and Calendar.

New layout of the FETTU web site.
(22 December 2008)
The FETTU web site is now divided into two sections: For Visitors and For Organizers. The For Visitors section is still in development but you can explore what is posted to date.

Spanish translations of image captions are now available.
(11 November 2008)
Download the master captions list on the documents page to read the image captions in Spanish.

Opening Ceremony.
(04 November 2008)
Plans are being drafted for a small version of FETTU print and/or digital / for the opening ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris (January 15 and 16, 2009).

FETTU in Sky and Telescope's "BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE".
(04 November 2008)
Sky and Telescope magazine is featuring about 50 FETTU images across 30 pages in its annual "Beautiful Universe" publication. FETTU outposts can request copies for 5.00 US Dollars per copy plus shipping from Kim Arcand. Or, order individual copies online at: http://www.shopatsky.com/products/U801.L5/Beautiful%20Universe%202009.htm

FETTU is on Facebook.
(17 October 2008)
Now you can keep tabs on the FETTU project from your Facebook page. Make new friends with the other people interested in "From Earth to the Universe": http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=25619587489

The first International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone Project brings the stars to Liverpool, UK.
(05 June 2008)
From Earth to the Universe is a precursor of the wide range of events planned in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. The dazzling display of images will take viewers deep into the Universe from 7/29 June 2008 and will be held at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, UK.

Read the full press release on the International Astronomical Union website.

IYA2009 From Earth to the Universe Generic Trailer.
(27 May 2008)
Watch and download the Liverpool trailer.




IYA2009 From Earth to the Universe Liverpool Trailer.
(30 April 2008)
Watch and download the Liverpool trailer.