The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Presents the "The Overview Effect: Bringing it Down to Earth"

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Washington DC, November 1, 2013 - The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum will host the event "The Overview Effect: Bringing it Down to Earth" Thursday November 7th, 2013.

The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Presents "The Overview Effect: Bringing it Down to Earth"

Human spaceflight has changed our world, but can a perspective born in space change the world too?  The Overview Effect, a term that describes a shift in worldview fostered by seeing the Earth from orbit or the Moon, has had a profound impact on the astronauts who have experienced it. Join us for a discussion with Overview Institute co-founders David Beaver and Frank White, and astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria and Sandy Magnus. The program will be moderated by Roger Launius, associate director of the National Air and Space Museum. 

Film on the Overview Effect Premieres December 7 at Harvard University

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Boston, MA, December 6, 2012 --- The Overview Institute announced today that the first film known to focus exclusively on the Overview Effect will be released by Planetary Collective on December 7, 2012. The Institute played a major role in the making of the film, which is titled “Overview.” It features several members of the Overview Group, including Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut and member of the Overview Group), Frank White (author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution and cofounder of the Institute), and David Beaver (cofounder of the Institute).

 

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Overview Institute Marks its Fourth Year with Revamped Website

Site is now a Resource Portal for the Overview Effect

Boston MA (July 12, 2012) – The Overview Institute, a group of 22 leaders in the areas of space, cognitive science, space art, and visualization science and technology devoted to researching and informing the world of the reality, nature and potential of the Overview Effect, announced today the launch of its new Web 2.0 site. The site is designed to be the most comprehensive source of information regarding the Overview Effect, a phrase coined in the 1987 book of the same name by space philosopher Frank White.