Our Amazing World Exhibit First of Its Kind in Canada

first_imgThe Museum of Natural History is showing the world in a whole new light. Our Amazing World, the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, opens today, Sept. 7. It uses a computer system, data sets and four projectors to display earth sciences information on a sphere about two metres in diameter. “The exhibit is cutting edge and the first permanent exhibit of its kind in Canada,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson. “We are pleased to invest in this technology to help Nova Scotians and visitors learn more about our province’s connection to the world.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed the technology, called Science on a Sphere. Our Amazing World is one of 73 museums and organizations worldwide using the technology. The room-sized exhibit broadcasts more than 400 data sets, or programs, including live weather such as storms, hurricanes and earthquakes. Other data sets display information on commercial air and water traffic routes, ocean acidification, Facebook connections and planets. The data sets are created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, government agencies, museums and science centres. “Our Amazing World is extremely vivid and dynamic,” said director of operations for the Nova Scotia Museum, Calum Ewing. “We look forward to welcoming families, school groups and other visitors to the museum for this fun and educational experience.” For more information about Our Amazing World, call 902-424-7353 or visit http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more