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Infinity des Lumières partners with MBRSC to launch digital exhibition

The digital exhibition was launched in the presence of government officials from the UAE and France.

Infinity des Lumières, the GCC’s digital art centre, hosted the regional premiere of a new immersive programme – Destination Cosmos: The Ultimate Challenge – in partnership with Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

Running for a limited period from February 11 to April 2, Destination Cosmos will showcase visuals from outer space including supernovae, Martian canyons and footage from the Emirates Mars Mission and Hope Probe.

The premiere was graced with the presence of Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, alongside Xavier Chatel, French Ambassador to the UAE, Dr Saeed Mubarak Kharbash Al Marri Chief Executive Officer – Arts & Literature at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Eng. Mohammed Alharmi, Senior Director Administrative Service Department at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and Donato Giorgi Space Counsellor and Representative of the France National Centre for Space Studies in the Middle East.

An original and exclusive creation with MBRSC, built upon a coproduction by Culturespaces and the France National Centre for Space Studies to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Centre, Destination Cosmos will be launched with the aim to enrich human knowledge of the universe and contribute to improving the daily lives of humans – one of the key pillars of the UAE’s National Space Strategy for 2030.

Composed of 13 segments and a prologue, Destination Cosmos: The Ultimate Challenge offers images from the France National Centre for Space Studies and NASA. From the first people to observe the stars to the Apollo 11 moon landing, humanity’s desire for space discovery continues to grow. The exhibition plunges the public into a maze of stars, planets, nebulae and supernovae. A journey that begins in the heart of the Guyanese rainforest and ends at the edge of the universe.

Guests, after leaving the earth, are invited to roam the Martian canyons alongside the rovers (vehicles designed to explore the surface of a celestial body), dive into the heart of Jupiter, fly over the rings of Saturn then go beyond the borders of the system solar to explore the immensity of our universe.