- Grade Levels: all ages
- Display Status: On display
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.