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Science Encounters

Science on a Sphere

Travel to the Sun, the Moon, Mars, and beyond as the foreign surfaces come to life on the suspended globe.

Science On a Sphere is a large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto the outside of a sphere. The globe appears as if suspended in air and shows dynamic images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet. Science On a Sphere presentations occur throughout the day on a variety of topics. The shows are either live presentations led by Science Center program staff or computer-driven presentations.