Science On a Sphere
A Temporary Exhibit Courtesy of NASA
Now on Exhibit through June 30, 2013
This exhibit, created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is a mesmerizing visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter globe suspended from the ceiling. NASA researchers have produced visualizations of other planets, our sun, and Earth environmental processes in ways that are simultaneously intuitive and captivating.
Seen by millions of people all over the world, Science On a Sphere® uses high-speed computers, projectors, and advanced imaging techniques to display data on the outside of a sphere and create the illusion of Earth and other planets. When you walk up to this amazing sphere, you will see the motions of massive storms, ocean temperatures, tsunamis, and earthquakes; seasons changing; sea ice melting and freezing again; and more!
The exhibit fills one gallery of the Museum’s Space Science wing, and is free with Museum admission.
A professional development workshop for K-12 teachers, using the exhibit, will be offered on April 6 from 9am to noon.
Contact: August Wainwright for more information.
call: (505) 841-2861