Join us on Saturday, January 11 for the grand opening celebration of the Science On a Sphere Gallery at the MSU Museum! Special presentations and activities are planned for 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Science On a Sphere is a room-sized interactive system that uses the internet, computers, and video projectors to visualize data onto a globe.
Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the system uses datasets from NOAA, NASA, universities, science centers and other organizations to explain complex processes along with maps of real-time data. Eventually, Michigan State University students and faculty will share and visualize their own research on the sphere.
Visitors can explore the surface of Mars, look at weather patterns around the globe, watch a visualization of all the airplanes in the air at one moment worldwide, and much more. The sphere can be controlled by Museum staff on an iPad, or a kiosk by visitors.
Science on a Sphere at the MSU Museum is generously supported by the MSU Federal Credit Union.