Aquarium Partners with NASA
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 16
NASA, Aquarium of the Pacific, NASA Goddard Visitor Center, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) have partnered to create a new program for the public. Our Instrumented Earth is a new exhibit-based program that will debut at each of these institutions in 2013, serving communities in Maryland, California, and Oregon.
“The program will focus on how satellites and other observing systems contribute to our understanding of how Earth is changing and what those changes may mean to humans,” said Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific president.
The story of Our Instrumented Earth will be illustrated on a six-foot-diameter global display that combines NASA satellite images and multimedia technology to take visitors on a journey around the Earth. Visitors to the three institutions will be transported into space as they view this rotating globe and see how NASA satellites and other Earth monitoring systems help us prepare for changes happening on our planet.
The NASA visitor center, the Southern California aquarium, and the Oregon museum will reach millions of individuals in diverse communities with Earth science that relates to their everyday lives and can help with adapting to changes in the environment. Presentations will be available in English and Spanish. For more information about the three partner organizations, visit: www.aquariumofpacific.org or call (562) 590-3100.
Submitted by Long Beach
Aquarium of the Pacific