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Michael Schwartz Library Hosts NASA's Science On a Sphere Exhibit Now Through Dec. 16th

2014-10-07 13:11:22

A view of the Science on a Sphere Display

Now through December 16, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library hosts the Science On a Sphere exhibit presented by NASA Glenn Research Center and sponsored by NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program.

Science On a Sphere is a mesmerizing visualization system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data on the outside of a suspended, 6-foot diameter, white sphere. The result is a unique and intuitive educational platform that can show real-time weather, planets, moons, tsunamis, climate models, and is only limited by the imagination.

The Science On a Sphere exhibit has sparked the interest of several Washkewicz College of Engineering Senior Design Project students. They plan to create new material to display on the sphere that effectively communicates technical information to a broad audience. Students and faculty are encouraged to visit the exhibit and see how it can be incorporated into their curriculum.

Presentation Schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 14th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Jeff Woytach from NASA Glenn will discuss the Solar System.
  • Tuesday, November 4th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Jeff Stevenson, Public Programs Coordinator, Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio.
    Presentation title: "Dynamic Earth" - The earth below our feet has always been a constant in our lives. However, our planet has been changing and evolving long before we arrived and will continue to do so for millions of years after.
  • Thursday, November 20th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Executive in Residence at the Washkewicz College of Engineering, former Associate Administrator for mission support at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and former Director of NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Dr. Whitlow will discuss highlights of his 34 year career with NASA.
  • Thursday, December 11th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Eli Naffah, Space Communications and Spectrum Management Branch Chief

Posted 2014-10-07 13:11:22 by Lauren_Felder.

Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.