In February 2018 the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen opened the new exhibition Made in Space. Made in Space is an exhibition about astrophysics and is situated in the central part of the exhibition area. The exhibition was funded by a donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation.
A key element of the exhibition design has been inclusion, and through the entire development process, PhD student Line Nicolaisen with supervisor Dr. Marianne Achiam from Institute of Science Didactics, Copenhagen University, worked with non-users of the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in order to create a more inclusive exhibition. This approach is apparent in both the science, the design and the story.
By working with researchers, it was possible to stay updated on the most current topics. A number of researchers from Danish and International universities provided scientific content, helped proofread texts, and were part of workshops throughout the entire exhibition development. Early on in the process it was decided that the exhibition would contain current research and topics, and that astrophysics would be treated as natural phenomena and not through the eyes of space technology which is often the case.
From Big Bang to humans, ended up being a working title. And the narrative focused on how all elements that make up the human body originally formed in space - some shortly after Big Bang, some inside stars and the heaviest in supernova and kilonova explosions.
In all installations real, scientific data has been used, and real scientific simulations have been incorporated in the films and interactives. So, everything the audience meet in the exhibition is based on the newest research done from national and international research institutions.