Come discover the most significant archaeological find of the last century—the Dead Sea Scrolls. The California Science Center is currently showing The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition. This is the first time in Los Angeles that these sacred items will be on display. In cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority, this exhibition shows over six hundred ancient artifacts. This includes manuscripts that were found in caves that date back to two-thousand years. These were discovered in the year 1947. The oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) will also be on display. There will be interactive exhibits that will allow guests to see more from the scrolls. For example, one can practice the ancient art of writing in Hebrew or Greek. Also, the viewers are allowed to touch the papers of parchment and papyrus and to explore how carbon dating is done. Olson Visual created some of the… read more →
Pompeii was a thriving city until the eruption of a volcano in 79 A.D. The ash suffocated it’s people and preserved them for centuries later. Pompeii: The Exhibition tells this story with one hundred and fifty artifacts that were discovered almost two hundred and fifty years ago. These precious pieces show a lavish lifestyle of Rome and the sad end of an ancient time. There are marble statues, amazing frescoes, valuable coins, and armor, to just name a few. These objects are all staged in their original surroundings, showing what life was in the Roman city. There is also a CGI experience that recreates that tragic day. This exhibition is also educational and will give hands-on science. You will be able to learn more about archaeology, ancient Roman engineering, and volcanology. To find out more information: http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/Exhibits/SpecialExhibits/pompeii/pompeii.php
April 12, 2013 – Today, the world marks 52 years since Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight into space and 32 years since the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Scientists, artists, educators, and fans of space will be celebrating these milestones at over 340 parties and events in 57 countries on all 7 continents. Dubbed ‘the World Space Party,’ Yuri’s Night is in its 13th year.
At the California Science Center, you can visit their Stars and Telescopes exhibits. This show talks about the life cycles of stars and the start of the universe. The telescopes give us our understanding of starlight to understand the millions of light years it is away from us. You can discover here, the information that telescopes can collect. Other highlights include Chandra the NASA’s orbiting X-ray observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, and Uhuru which is the first orbiting telescope satellite in space that is dedicated to X-ray astronomy.
Olson Visual has spent the past year forging new frontiers in the graphic industry. They become G7 certified and continue to pledge their green initiative by installing a photovoltaic system on the roof of their offices. When looking back upon the projects of 2012, OV has participated in some of the most memorable and historical shows to date. Here are some highlights of 2012:
The space shuttle Endeavour recently made its last journey. After NASA ended the space program in July of 2011, four shuttles were given to established institutions. Discovery was the first shuttle to be retired at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, Atlantis is residing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Enterprise is safely stowed away at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York and now Los Angels has their own piece of space history.
The California Science Center is the West Coast’s largest establishment for Science based hands-on experience. Located at Expo Park, this establishment presents the process of life and human advances. Furthermore, their main focus is to have viewers learn about the biological world through interactivity. These exhibitions are both permanent and non-permanent shows. Olson Visual is naturally one of the most prolific in creating these types of installations.