Earth From Space


The Burlington County Library will present “Earth From Space,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit that will be on display from June 8 through July 20 at the Westampton facility.

Library visitors will find up to 20 posters featuring images and text from the popular museum exhibit of the same name available for viewing. A collaboration with geographer and curator Andrew Johnston at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, the traveling exhibit won a 2007 U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content.

According to the Smithsonian website, the “exhibit presents large color reproductions of images captured by high-tech satellites constantly circling the globe, recording conditions and events that are nearly impossible to document on the planet’s surface. Rare views of events such as dust storms, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes are accompanied by text that explains how satellite imagery is gathered and used to explore the Earth.”

Earth From Space will be on display in the library’s Exhibit Room, where stories about history, science and culture are shared throughout the year.

The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information, call (609) 267–9660, or go to