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ESO Supernova Public Newsletter
25 May 2021

Dear visitors and supporters,

Museums and science centres are not only places of learning – they also give us a space to make new experiences that go beyond purely gaining knowledge. Whether it be a family trip, social event, or spontaneous pastime – museums have their place in our society.

Nonetheless, museums and science centres are also places of learning. They have their own special position when it comes to the transfer of knowledge: Outside of the school system, without force or pressure to succeed. Everyone can visit a museum, but no one has to. Some may soak up knowledge, others are just there to enjoy the atmosphere or the fascinating exhibits. A visit to a museum is whatever you make of it – there is no right or wrong.

At least, that is the ideal – museums that are accessible to everyone and where everyone feels welcome. Unfortunately, reality often looks different: many don’t feel acknowledged or included, and because of that, they stay away. It is our job, as those who are responsible for the design of museums, to break down the barriers in order to provide a safe, welcoming place for everyone.

We want to improve and make the ESO Supernova more accessible and open. Here you can find a survey about the accessibility and understandability of our exhibition. With your help we hope to bring the wonders of the Universe to an even wider audience in the future.

Thank you for your support,
Ulrika Ferner
ESO Supernova/Leiden University, Master student

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