Science on a Sphere gains international appeal

The first permanent European installation of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere opened in June at the Paris Science and Industry Museum. Globaloscope grew from a collaboration between NOAA and France's space agency, which also showcased a traveling version of the sphere at the Paris Air Show in June.


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But you don’t have to travel to Paris to see Science on a Sphere. Here are the other installations worldwide.

  • Bishop Museum, Honolulu
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton, Ohio
  • Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City
  • Climate Factory, Holeby, Denmark
  • Climate Institute, Puebla, Mexico
  • Fiske Planetarium and Science Center, Boulder, Colo.
  • Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena, Mich.
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum, Gwacheon, South Korea
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, Hilo
  • International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Maryland Science Center, Baltimore
  • McWane Science Center, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • NASA StenniSphere, Stennis Space Center, Miss.
  • NASA Visitor Center, Wallops Island, Va.
  • National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan
  • National Museum of Surveying, Springfield, Ill.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.
  • Nauticus, Norfolk, Va.
  • NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colo.
  • NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Okla.
  • North Carolina Aquarium, Manteo, N.C.
  • Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport, New Bedford, Mass.
  • Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Fla.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
  • Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, Calif.
  • Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, Juneau, Alaska
  • Whitaker Center for Science and Arts, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colo.

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William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.

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