Science On A Sphere Show
Raman Science Centre Nagpur has added a new
facility called Science On a Sphere to the attractions. Science on a
Sphere Show was inaugurated on 07TH March 2018 at 11.00 am by Shri. A.S.
Kiran Kumar, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor and Former
Science On a Sphere (SOS) is a spherical
projection system created by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), an American scientific agency within the United
States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the
oceans and the atmosphere.
NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and
maps the use of ocean and coastal resources. SOS presents
high-resolution video on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen,
with the aim of better representing global phenomena. Animated images of
atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown
on the sphere to explain these complex environmental processes.
SOS systems are most frequently installed in
science museums, universities, zoos, and research institutions, although
new and novel uses for these systems in a variety of presentation
spaces and contexts are starting to emerge. The system has been
installed in more than 150 locations worldwide. The shows are conducted
every day at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00 3.00, 4.00, 5.00 pm
19th February, 1473- Birthday of astronomer Nicolas Copernicus who proposed the theory that the Earth and the other planets revolve round the Sun.
Raman Science Centre & Planetarium is open for visitors every day from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm (Closed only on Diwali & Holi.)
Office Timing: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm Closed on all Saturday, Sunday and all Govt. Holidays.