Eta Carinae Nebula, Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image. This large panoramic view covers an area 50 light years across, and was assembled from 48 images obtained by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2005. Colour information was added using the ground-based Cerro Tolodo Inter-American Observatory telescopes in Chile. The colours correspond to different elements: sulphur (red), hydrogen (green) and oxygen (blue).
The Science Museum Group transformed the mezzanine area of their main shop into an immersive Space Shop.
To give the impression of merchandise floating in outer space, SMG needed highly detailed space imagery that was both colourful and engaging.
See their retail space below.
‘The Science Museum Group worked with SPL’s research team to select a series of highest-res images from the astronomy collection, these images were then printed in large format onto adhesive vinyl, which was applied to the existing walls of the mezzanine shop.’
Group Creative Manager
Science Museum Group