Our neighbor and School Board representative Maurice Henderson was featured in an article about science education in yesterday’s Times Dispatch (via the Danville Register and Bee): The huge display — a 6-foot sphere that is fed information from four computers and video projectors and displays it in the round — is a long-term display on […]
The huge display — a 6-foot sphere that is fed information from four computers and video projectors and displays it in the round — is a long-term display on the third floor of the science center, thanks to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA developed Science on a Sphere, and NASA sponsored its installation at the science center to help students at all levels develop an interest in science.
“It brings the blue marble [Earth] to life,” said Maurice Henderson, NASA’s project director for Science on a Sphere. “We try to engage students at every level and use it as an introduction to earth and space sciences.”
On Tuesday, about 50 people gathered at the science center for the official introduction of the new exhibit and were impressed with the images that passed over the huge, round screen.
“It’s a great presentation platform; it makes science art,” said Rich Conti, director of the Science Museum of Virginia.