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Fun With Mirrors
   
An entertaining new exhibition at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw offers a fresh perspective on the world around us and on ourselves.

The Mirrors exhibition helps visitors understand how exactly mirror reflections are produced and how they are perceived by the human eye. As you visit the Copernicus Science Center, you can study your own reflection closer than ever before, view it through a kaleidoscope and in a mirror maze, check out examples of mirror writing and find out why mirrors flip images from right to left rather than upside down.

Mirrors in the exhibition form 35 interactive exhibits, including kaleidoscopes, jigsaw puzzles and distorting mirrors. As you explore them all, you are encouraged to stop to think about symmetry which, according to the organizers, is found everywhere—from geometrical figures and mathematical equations to the laws of physics. “By experimenting on you own, you can start to understand the principles of mathematics and think in abstract terms,” the organizers add.

The exhibition was put together by Swiss science center Technorama. The interactive exhibits were co-designed by British perception psychologist Richard Gregory.

Until May 16
Copernicus Science Center, 20 Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie St.
www.kopernik.org.pl