GISTDA took Children’s Day as an auspicious time and held the grand opening of Space Inspirium as a new year present according to the Government’s policy with free entry for Thai people for 3 months. Space Inspirium is the first new and only learning center about space in Thailand that will inspire the audience to create imagination beyond all knowledge.
Dr.Anond Snidvongs, Director of GISTDA said that “Nowadays, Technology of Space and Geographic Information have played more roll in our daily lives. Thailand should see the importance of them by promoting and pushing forward this matter to solid distinctly. Space Inspirium is the starting point to make the youth and people realize the importance and participate more in developing the Country’s Technology of Space and Geographic Information”
“There’re 13 zones in Space Inspirium. Each zone has different interesting subject, for example, Universe Zone; exhibit the origin of the Universe which will provide the answer on why there are living things on Earth, what factor makes living things survive on this planet, and why aren’t we floating away from Earth? The presentation is made through a hologram video. As for Historical Technology of Space zone, this zone exhibit about an evolution of going into the space since the beginning of the Age of the Sages, an early space pioneer, and the Age of technology of Space. You can enjoy and have fun with the mission of sending a space craft and satellite into an orbit in Space Mission Game. And for Life Begins to Space zone, it shows you how to get ready to go out into the space. What factors are being concerned when traveling into outer space?” Dr.Anond added.
“How will our body react when being out in the space? For example, body with gravity, including experience the Gyroscope, a machine imitating the gravity resistance which is used in astronaut training. There’s also Space Station zone, which show life in space; living in International Space Station: ISS, and research in space. Not to mention how to carry out mission in space gloves. Above all, the highlight is at the 3D Theater. It tells a story of the space adventure through a couple of father and son. Building curiosity about space, seeing the foster from generation to generation, creating inspiration to attract people’s interest about space, and reinforce imagination and learning more about space. There’s also a simulated Mars room that the audience will be participated with an astronaut, aliens, and a Mars rover, which is a motor vehicle that propels to survey the surface of the planet Mars. Moreover, there’s also a presentation about applying these knowledge in various ways, i.e. natural benefit and environment about agriculture, city planning and protection, and increase understanding through city building games, agricultural advising games, etc. Space Inspirium is considered as the first and only learning center that will provide space inspiration to the children and the youth, and will give the audience the e ntire experience of exploring the world of space and Geographic Information by various interactive functions.”
Service hours from Saturday 9 January – Saturday 9 April 2016 from 9:00 – 15:00 hrs. “Free Entry” daily including holidays at GISTDA Sriracha, Chonburi province. (GPS coordinates 13°06’09.3”N 100°55’49.6”E) For more information, please call 08-1915-2374.