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Explore the majesty of the cosmos with “The Evolving Universe” at Science Central

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die – sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow, and collide dramatically. The visual wonders of this cosmic transformation are revealed in Science Central’s latest touring exhibition, "The Evolving Universe." Developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES); "The Evolving Universe" takes visitors on a journey through time and space via full color, high-resolution photographs, interpretative captions, and unique video capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos as seen through the high-powered terrestrial and orbiting telescopes. The touring exhibition will be on display at Science Central from May 23 through September 13, 2015. "Space-related touring exhibitions are very popular for our summer visitors," says Martin S. Fisher, Science Central’s Executive Director. "When invisible wavelengths are converted to visible color, the images are absolutely spectacular!" SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for over 60 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is a joint collaboration between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory. CfA scientists, organized into six research divisions, study the origin, evolution and ultimate fate of the universe. "The Evolving Universe" is sponsored in part by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC).