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Voyage National Program Crystal

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
oversees the Voyage National Program, where replicas of the Voyage scale model Solar System located in front of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall in Washington, DC, are being permanently installed in communities across the U.S. The exhibition includes the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, and moons of our Solar System reproduced at one 10-billionth actual size. With the exception of the Sun, all worlds are laser-sculpted in 3D inside solid crystal block, and at a level of precision capturing their orientation in space, and the ring structure, shape and cloud features of the giant planets. The worlds are centrally located on 8.5-foot tall anodized aluminum stanchions which are placed at their correct distances from the model Sun, and which include full color high resolution storyboards in porcelain enamel. Voyage was approved for placement on the National Mall by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Photoalbums of Voyage in different communities can be found at http://voyagesolarsystem.org/photos

The Voyage exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri, was The Voyage inner Solar System in front of the National Air and Space Museum. The Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Castle can be seen in the distance. The model Pluto is located at the Castle.underwritten by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a gift to the city. As part of their exhibition the Foundation commissioned a special stanchion containing a stunning crystal with five 3D dioramas of how we humans explore beyond Earth.

To share the Voyage experience, we created a truly unique, high quality product line that captures the stunning art in the exhibition's crystal elements. Crystal Series 1 is dedicated to the worlds depicted at the one to 10-billion scale. Crystal Series 2 is dedicated to the space art contained in Kansas City's Explorers Stanchion.
Illuminated crystal keychains and two sizes of crystal block showpieces displayed on illuminated bases allow you to Take the Voyage Home.

Read more about the two Crystal Series that were produced as part of the Voyage National Program:

Voyage Crystal Series 1:
There Are Worlds to Explore

Voyage Crystal Series 2: How We Explore



MORE ON THE VOYAGE NATIONAL PROGRAM

On a visit to the National Mall in Washington, DC, one can see monuments of a nation—Memorials to Lincoln, Jefferson, and WWII, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, and the Washington Monument. Standing among them is Voyage—a one to 10-billion scale model of our Solar System—spanning 2,000 feet from the National Air and Space Museum to the Smithsonian Castle Building.

Voyage celebrates what we know about Earth’s place in space and our ability to know it. It reveals the true nature of humanity’s existence—nearly seven billion souls occupying a tiny, fragile, beautiful world in a vast space. It uses the remarkable power of models to develop a deep conceptual understanding of our world in the context of a greater Universe.

A seamless fusion of sculpture and science education, Voyage was created in partnership with the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, the Smithsonian Institution, and NASA, and was approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission for permanent placement on the National Mall.

The exhibition also serves as a focal point for sustainable community-wide programming delivered through the Center's Journey through the Universe initiative. There are programs for students, teachers, families, and the public; the  customized tour brochure puts the exhibition to work as a lab for inquiry-based exploration; and a suite of grade K-12 lessons places the exhibition experience within a multi-week unit on the Solar System in the classroom, and powerfully addresses National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks.  

Voyage is an exhibition that speaks to all humanity. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) is therefore making replicas of Voyage available for permanent installation in communities across the U.S., and soon world-wide.

You’re invited to visit our Facebook photoalbums for the Voyage exhibition in different communities: Washington, DC, Houston, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Some highlights:

Ribbon cutting in DC.A tour for a class during Voyage in DC opening.A DC class at the Sun.Voyage in KC - Sun near Power & Light Building Visitor at Mars in KCUranus in Kansas CityEntry at Space Center Houston




Family at the Sun in HoustonEarth in HoustonPluto in HoustonInner SS in Corpus ChristiVoyage arrives in Corpus ChristiOur first visitor in Corpus ChristiFamily at Sun in Corpus ChristiMars in Corpus Christi


If you are interested in exploring permanent placement of a Voyage exhibition in your community, please contact us at
info@ncesse.org.
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Jupiter and Earth keychain shown illuminated with built-in LED
There Are Worlds to Explore, Jupiter and Earth Illuminated Keychain
Our Price: $19.95

An illuminated keychain in crystal and chrome containing the planets Jupiter and Earth laser-sculpted in 3D—at exactly one 10-billionth actual size—as they are depicted in the Voyage scale model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A bright LED provides stunning illumination of the art in the crystal.

Be part of the
Voyage National Program, and put the experience of our world in a greater space right in your pocket.
Saturn and Earth keychain shown illuminated with built-in LED
There Are Worlds to Explore, Saturn and Earth Illuminated Keychain
Our Price: $19.95

An illuminated keychain in crystal and chrome containing the planets Saturn and Earth laser-sculpted in 3D—at exactly one 10-billionth actual size—as they are depicted in the Voyage scale model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A bright LED provides stunning illumination of the art in the crystal.

Be part of the
Voyage National Program, and put the experience of our world in a greater space right in your pocket.
Uranus and Earth keychain shown illuminated with built-in LED
There Are Worlds to Explore, Uranus and Earth Illuminated Keychain
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An illuminated keychain in crystal and chrome containing the planets Uranus and Earth laser-sculpted in 3D—at exactly one 10-billionth actual size—as they are depicted in the Voyage scale model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A bright LED provides stunning illumination of the art in the crystal.

Be part of the
Voyage National Program, and put the experience of our world in a greater space right in your pocket.
Neptune and Earth keychain shown illuminated with built-in LED
There Are Worlds to Explore, Neptune and Earth Illuminated Keychain
Our Price: $19.95

An illuminated keychain in crystal and chrome containing the planets Neptune and Earth laser-sculpted in 3D—at exactly one 10-billionth actual size—as they are depicted in the Voyage scale model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A bright LED provides stunning illumination of the art in the crystal.

Be part of the
Voyage National Program, and put the experience of our world in a greater space right in your pocket.
Inner Planets keychain shown illuminated with built-in LED
There Are Worlds to Explore, Inner Planets Illuminated Keychain
Our Price: $19.95

An illuminated keychain in crystal and chrome containing the inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars laser-sculpted in 3D—at exactly one 10-billionth actual size—as they are depicted in the Voyage scale model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A bright LED provides stunning illumination of the art in the crystal.

Be part of the
Voyage National Program, and put the experience of our world in a greater space right in your pocket.
Crystal sculpture with 10 worlds, shown illuminated with Medium Light Base
There Are Worlds to Explore, Medium 3D Crystal Sculpture
Our Price: $44.99

A medium-sized crystal sculpture containing 10 of the 25 worlds found in the Voyage model Solar System exhibition permanently installed on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and in communities across the U.S. Eight planets and two dwarf planets are laser-sculpted in 3D inside solid crystal at one 10-billionth actual size, exactly as they appear in the Voyage exhibition. Be part of the Voyage National Program, and order a Solar System of your very own! And if you want to think really BIG, you might want to explore permanent placement of a Voyage exhibition in YOUR community!
Crystal sculpture with 25 worlds, shown illuminated with Large Light Base
There Are Worlds to Explore, Large 3D Crystal Sculpture
Our Price: $99.99

A large crystal sculpture containing all 25 worlds found in the Voyage model Solar System exhibition permanently installed on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and in communities across the U.S. Eight planets, two dwarf planets, and 15 moons are laser-sculpted in 3D inside solid crystal at one 10-billionth actual size, exactly as they appear in the Voyage exhibition. Be part of the Voyage National Program, and order a Solar System of your very own! And if you want to think really BIG, you might want to explore permanent placement of a Voyage exhibition in YOUR community!
Crystal sculpture of the Gemini Observatory atop Mauna Kea, Big Island of Hawai'i
How We Explore, Gemini Observatory, Large 3D Crystal Sculpture
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A stunning crystal sculpture of the Gemini North telescope near the top of 13,800-foot (4,200 meter) Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Shown in exquisite detail are the open observatory dome, the telescope within, and tiny people on the summit to scale. This art was originally commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for inclusion in the Explorers Stanchion of the Voyage model Solar System in Kansas City, Kansas. The Explorers Stanchion is located in front of Kansas City's historic Union Station. One of the largest telescopes on Earth, we chose the Gemini North Observatory as a shining example of how we humans explore a greater universe from the surface of our home world Earth. On behalf of the human race, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TEAM GEMINI!
The Hubble Space Telescope in low Earth orbit peers into space
How We Explore, Hubble Space Telescope, Large 3D Crystal Sculpture
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In 2010, Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hubble in Orbit
A national treasure, the Hubble Space Telescope has dramatically altered both the depth and breadth of knowledge concerning our Solar System, our galaxy, and the universe. Its images are breathtaking and humbling, and its accomplishments are known by billions of humans on planet Earth. We should take pride in the human capacity to build such an exquisite instrument of exploration. This art was originally commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for inclusion in the Explorers Stanchion of the Voyage model Solar System in Kansas City, Kansas. The Explorers Stanchion is located in front of Kansas City's historic Union Station.
This beautiful crystal sculpture captures HST in low Earth orbit, peering into the depths of space.
Crystal Sculpture replicating historic photograph taken at Apollo 15 Landing Site
How We Explore, Apollo on the Moon, Large 3D Crystal Sculpture
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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Missions to the Moon
Recreated in 3D inside solid crystal, the
historic photograph of astronaut James B. Irwin saluting the flag at the Apollo 15 landing site. He is standing near the Lunar Module Falcon, and in the distance, the mountain Hadley Delta
is seen rising to a height of 13,000 feet above the lunar surface. The stunning detail of the diorama is evident in the American flag. This art was originally commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for inclusion in the Explorers Stanchion of the Voyage model Solar System in Kansas City, Kansas. The Explorers Stanchion is located in front of Kansas City's historic Union Station.