- 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.
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.