What a Sight - Space Looking Out for World Heritage

In order to bring space science and technology closer to the public, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and UNESCO developed an exhibition explaining how satellites monitor World Heritage sites.

The exhibition 'What a Sight - Space Looking out for World Heritage' was inaugurated in March 2009 by Professor Dr Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of DLR. Thirty large high-resolution satellite images of UNESCO World Heritage sites were shown on the gates of UNESCO Headquarters in Paris over two months (see photo gallery below).

These large satellite images reveal different natural and cultural heritage sites seen from space and show us the marks made by humankind on our planet. Viewing Earth from space gives us new insights and enables us to monitor and assess changes over the long term.

Most of the images shown are the result of joint activities undertaken by DLR and UNESCO to assist developing countries in applying space technologies to issues relating to World Heritage sites.

The exhibition was later shown in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne, Bonn (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium).

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