Shanghai Astronomy Museum
The Shanghai Astronomy Museum, the world's largest of its kind, has started trial operation to showcase humankind's unremitting efforts throughout history to explore the universe and China's latest achievements in space exploration.
Among a series of abstract concepts and famous experiments related to astronomy, are explained or replicated with models and experimental equipment, making astronomy more accessible and understandable.
The integrated use of all kinds of cutting-edge technologies, including somatosensory interaction, data visualization, AR, VR and biometric technologies, ensures that visitors' emotions and senses are fully aroused by the over 300 exhibits. The museum has also collected more than 120 pieces or sets of precious cultural relics including original works of astronomy geniuses including the first English version of Newton's The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy published in 1729.
The museum marks a new stage in the development of the super-large comprehensive science and technology museum cluster which consists of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, the Shanghai Natural History Museum and the Shanghai Astronomy Museum. This fully demonstrates the soft power of Shanghai and promotes the high-quality development of the museum industry in the new era.