Science Central Moves Forward With Sphere Exhibit

Museum Moving Forward On ‘Major’ Project

Martin S. Fisher, Executive Director of Science Central, Inc. has announced that Design Collaborative, a Fort Wayne-based architecture/design firm, has been awarded the design contract for the center’s newScience on a Sphere exhibit.

“We’re pleased to work with a Fort Wayne-based design firm on this next big step in Science Central’s long-range plans,” said Fisher. “This is the first new major exhibit for our facility since the building opened in 1995.”

Once design work is completed for the project, construction will begin for Science on a Sphere. The exhibit will be built in the west side of Science Central, tapping into 35,000 square feet of space that is currently used for other purposes.

Science on a Sphere is a dynamic, animated global display system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It uses computers and video projectors to show planetary data on a six-foot diameter sphere. It was developed by NOAA researchers as an educational tool to illustrate science to people of all ages. To the naked eye, the Sphere actually appears to be floating and rotating in mid-air, just like a real planet. It will be a “must see” exhibit for Science Central, illustrating earth, space and social sciences. It will also provide a real-time satellite link of weather, natural disasters, and other activities occurring on earth.


The Science Central Science on a Sphere installation will be the first in the state, and one of only 80 in the world.

Visit http://sos.noaa.gov for more information.

For over 17 years, Science Central has served as a regional resource, providing inspiring and fun hands-on science education for people of all ages. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children annually. While participating in one of our many programs or visiting the center, kids of all ages and abilities have learned things like:

-How are crystals formed?

-Where did dinosaurs and ancient fossil animals once live?

-What conditions must exist for tornados to form?

Source: Science Central Inc.

Original article can be found HERE

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