The Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory is a scientific facility that produces large astronomical maps of the sky, at a site notable for the excellent quality of its atmosphere and the absence of light pollution. In 2023, a museum was built within the observatory site, to be an innovative interactive experience to bring astronomy within everyone’s reach.
The museum contains around 70 interactive and audiovisual modules (with about 700 audiovisual clips). I was invited by Grup Transversal, in charge of the executive production, to review the scripts of a selection of clips, fact-check them with the astrophysicists and guarantee the consistency of information & tone of voice throughout the experience.
Located in Arcos de las Salinas, in the province of Teruel, at the foot of the hill where the Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory (OAJ), the new centre was designed by Ámbito 0 and characterised by a futuristic look inspired by the atomic and space age. The result is a large-scale operation based on advanced museography, given the size of the museum and the difficulties inherent in the project (design of the museum's overall interactivity, technical options with state-of-the-art RFID, audiovisual production at different levels, physically interactive resources combined with electronics, visual effects, dynamic models, etc.).
CEFCA has promoted this interpretation centre to raise awareness of the work carried out by the OAJ and to bring the complex world of astronomy closer to the public.
Role: Content Support
Client: Centre for the Studies of the Physics of the Cosmos of Aragon (CEFCA)
With: Grup Transversal