Below are the education posters and exhibit connection guides that were developed as part of the IowaView Spring 2017 Earth as Art exhibit:
- More that Just a Pretty Picture: How Landsat images are made – this educational poster briefly explains how we see light. Our eyes can only detect a small section of the light energy (electromagnetic spectrum) that is around us – .45-.67 nanometers. The Landsat satellite can collect a much broader range of energy .43-2.29 nanometers. The satellite collects all this information at one time but in different layers called bands. There are at least 7 spectral bands that are collected. We can only visualize combinations of three of them at a time. The images in the gallery are various combinations of mixed light energies.
- Image Locations – this educational poster shows where the images are located across the globe.
Exhibit Connection Guides
- Color Wheel Madness – this exhibit connection guide explains the basics of how we see color and provides instructions to create a color wheel.
- Building a Simplified Landsat 8 Satellite Model – this exhibit connection guide give a brief explanation of the Landsat mission and some of its uses as well as instructions and printouts for a simplified Landsat 8 satellite. Note: Only one solar panel is needed per model. We have removed some sensor parts for ease of building at the exhibit, for a complete, satellite design see: https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/spacecraft/
- Earth as Art Scavenger Hunt – Find them all!