Travelling Exhibitions

Pack of travelling exhibitions, conceptualized by the CCV and based on concepts from various areas of science and technology. This important vehicle of Science Communication allows the dissemination of information, scientifically complete and consolidated. It is available for request by any exhibition space that shows interest in one of the addressed topics.

The Calculus of Yesterday and Today

Designed by the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences and National Museum of Natural History and Science the exhibition “Calculus of Yesterday and Today” intends to provide a time travel by showing the different calculation tools that man has conceiving to perform daily accounts and to be free from time-consuming calculations. It aims to rethink the importance of quantification and the role of arithmetic in everyday life, highlighting its presence in the technological objects we use.

Paintings of Light and Darkness

The photographic exhibition “Paintings of Light and Drakness” was created by the photographer and geologist, Gonçalo Barriga, and constitutes a vision “from the inside out” of a world known by a tiny minority, for whom the mine has become almost a second home. The photographs of the exhibition were captured when Gonçalo Barriga was working at the bottom of the Neves-Corvo mine as a geologist.

Your species looks familiar

“Your species looks familiar” is an exhibition that brings together, in four distinct environments, 43 characters of animation, strictly classifying them in the Animal Kingdom. They are terrestrial, aquatic, aerial and other extinct animals that brought to the visitor in the form of well-known animations of the seventh art, from the last century to the present day. For each character, a cinematographic context is presented – film, year and description – and the respective transposition to the real life, with the taxonomy, the main curiosities and, whenever possible, the conservation status of the species.

Awesome Universe

“Awesome Universe” is an international exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which shows the Cosmos captured in its different observatories, located in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. In Portugal, a full member of the ESO since 2001, the exhibition was organized through a partnership between the Center of Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) and the Center of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon (CAAUL).

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a gallery of visually stunning, large-format images. Most of them are from celestial objects captured by ESO observatories (galaxies, nebulae, or star clusters), and are complemented by photographs of the observatories themselves, located in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth.