Event Details

Date & Time
Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/03/2013 to 08/30/2013 1:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
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Science on a Sphere

Join a Ranger to get a perspective of planet Earth that once was available only to astronauts. Science on a Sphere® (SOS) gives visitors a view of the Earth and the forces that shape life on our planet. Learn about wildlife migrations, atmospheric and geologic events, and even other celestial bodies. Program lasts 30 to 60 minutes.

Science On a Sphere® is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed SOS® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain complex environmental processes in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.

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Location:
Bear Valley Visitor Center | Map

Time:
1:30 PM

Fee Information:
Free

Contact Name:
Bear Valley Visitor Center

Contact Email:
e-mail us

Contact Phone Number:
415-464-5100 x2 x5

Tags: Point reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore, Bear Valley Visitor Center, Science on a Sphere, ranger programs, ranger program

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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