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 Chairman, ISRO.
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
1968 - Zond 5 spacecraft makes first orbit around the Moon.
The Soviet spacecraft, Zond 5, became the first spacecraft to circle around the Moon and return to Earth.
-------------------1819 - Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was born.
Foucault was a French physicist who is best known for the Foucault pendulum. This pendulum demonstrated the Earth's rotation for the first time.
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.