Science on a Sphere lights up the AgriLife Center!
There’s a world of knowledge at your fingertips with this FREE EXHIBIT! Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a giant globe that captivates audiences with vivid animations of the Earth, other planets, and moons.
SOS has hundreds of visualizations, including the following:
• Weather patterns
• Crop production
• Hurricanes and tsunamis
• Volcanic and tectonic activity
• Facebook friendships
• Maps through history
• The surface of Mars
• Jupiter’s atmosphere
• Air traffic patterns
• Glances at exoplanets
What: Free, educational exhibit featuring a six-foot globe that displays planetary data
When: June 1 to August 15, 2016, weekdays 8AM-5PM
Where: The AgriLife Center on Texas A&M University’s West Campus, pay-to-park spaces available in Lot 97 and West Campus Garage
Who should go: You! The data sets range from entertainment for children to data sets suitable for scientific analysis (so there’s something for everyone)!
Science on a Sphere® (SOS) is a spherical display system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated and real-time planetary data on the outside of a six-foot-diameter sphere. SOS extends NOAA’s educational program goals, which are designed to increase public understanding of the environment. Developed by NOAA researchers, these globes are now in more than 130 museums and science institutions around the world.
Earth Day Texas has graciously offered its traveling SOS system, purchased from NOAA, for use at the AgriLife Center. Earth Day Texas hosts the world’s largest public exhibition devoted to environmental stewardship. Held annually in April, the event features seminars, exhibits and interactive workshops aimed at shaping a sustainable future.
For more information or to reserve SOS for a group, please contact Rebecca Hamilton, AgriLife Center events coordinator, at 979.845.3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about SOS, visit sos.noaa.gov.