Chocolate astronomy sculpture. Credit: Museo de Chocolate.
Chocolate astronomy sculpture. Credit: Museo de Chocolate.


Confirmed: Chocolate and Astronomy Go Together

29 Apr , 2009 by

Two of my greatest loves are coming together at the Museo de Chocolate (Chocolate Museum) of Barcelona. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, this year’s International Contest of Chocolate Figures has chosen astronomy as its theme. And the fourteen sculptures that are part of the competition –in which the designers use chocolate to embody creative astronomical interpretations, as the one seen here — will be on display at the Museo de Chocolate starting on May 7 in a new temporary exhibition, “Los Mundos Celestes-400 aƱos del descubrimiento del sistema solar” (Celestial Worlds – 400 years since the discovery of the Solar System). I understand the exhibition as being temporary, but my question is, who gets to eat them?


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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

6 Responses

  1. Jon Hanford says:

    I’d like to see (r.e. eat) the interpretations of the ‘Milky Way’ and ‘Mars’ pieces!

  2. Feenixx says:

    I believe about 96% of all matter and energy in the Universe is Dark Chocolate…

  3. Manu says:

    Sure, and 99.999% is Chocolate Plasma!
    Sorry, couldn’t help it…

  4. Jon Hanford says:

    99.999% Chocolate Nougat Plasma. Tastes great, less filling :0

  5. vino says:

    Can i get a piece???

  6. HelloBozos says:

    make sure you only eat it in the shadows…heh

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