Confirmed: Chocolate and Astronomy Go Together

by Nancy Atkinson on April 29, 2009

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Chocolate astronomy sculpture. Credit: Museo de Chocolate.

Chocolate astronomy sculpture. Credit: Museo de Chocolate.

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?



Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Jon Hanford April 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM

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

Feenixx April 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM

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

Manu April 29, 2009 at 1:34 PM

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

Jon Hanford April 29, 2009 at 4:13 PM

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

vino April 30, 2009 at 1:13 AM

Can i get a piece???

HelloBozos April 30, 2009 at 4:28 AM

make sure you only eat it in the shadows…heh

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