Science On a Sphere
WINGS OF EAGLES DISCOVERY CENTER BRINGS SCIENCE ON A SPHERE TO THE TWIN TIERS
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is proud to announce their new exhibit – Science On a Sphere – a high definition, digital exhibit from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The exhibit is part of a joint outreach project from Cornell University and the USDA. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally announced the plan to bring Science On a Sphere to Wings of Eagles in a letter stating that the exhibit, “will only add to the wonderful experience offered at this extraordinary center.” Read More…
What Is Science On a Sphere?
As described on the NOAA website, Science On a Sphere is a giant animated globe where computers and video projectors display stunning visual animations from real planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere. Suspended from the ceiling, the animated sphere seems to float – making it look the way planets look to astronauts in space. NOAA developed Science On a Sphere to meet its educational program goals which are designed to increase public understanding of the environment. Science On a Sphere exhibits serve as an instrument to enhance informal educational programs in science centers, universities, and museums across the country and are seen by 33 million people every year. View a list of other Science On a Sphere locations around the world
How Can You Experience Science On a Sphere?
Science On a Sphere is on display to Discovery Center visitors during normal operating hours. The exhibit displays programs covering a range of topics including Astronomy, Renewable Energy, Population Growth, the Oceans, and real-time and historic Weather data local to our area. Continuing Wings of Eagles’ efforts in hands-on STEM education, we are also developing new educational programs that will allow students to interact with Science On a Sphere during our Saturday and Summer youth programs.
Open to the public:
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›