Our own galaxy as a DIN A1 poster, didactically prepared and clearly illustrated
The poster impresses with its large panorama, which shows the visual impression of the Milky Way as a shimmering band in the night sky. On it the most striking constellations, stars and selected celestial objects are marked. On additional individual maps, the image of the galaxy is also displayed in four further wavelength ranges and its physical meaning explained. In addition, texts, photos and graphics deepen the understanding of our cosmic homeland: A journey from our solar system through the Milky Way to the neighboring galaxies gives a clear picture of the distance scales and the structure of the universe.
The schematic map in the middle shows exactly where our sun and nearby celestial objects are in the galaxy and provides an overview of the spiral arms. While these rotate in millions of years around the Milky Way Center, the objects go through their own life cycle. This evolution of stars and nebulae and their relationships are explained and illustrated using well-known deep-sky objects.