@ Discovery: Space Day & Science On a Sphere
Space Day: In April 2016, we hosted a free day of space-related fun at Discovery, with rocket launches, moon rock and meteorite displays, solar scope viewings, the premier of a new planetarium show, and a preview of Science on a Sphere.
Science On a Sphere: Developed by scientists at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Science On a Sphere opened to the public at the Discovery Museum in April 2016. The exhibit shows on a sphere. The six-foot diameter animated globe displays dynamic, informative video projections of environmental science on Earth, on other planets, and beyond.
Global Science News: April 2016
- Tree of Life: An updated illustration of the biological “Tree of Life” shows that bacteria make up most of the branches, and that a plethora of bio-diversity is waiting to be discovered.
- Rocket Landing Success: SpaceX successfully landed a part of a rocket on a drone ship.
- Reef System Riot: Researchers discover a reef system, covering about 3600 square miles, at the mouth of the Amazon River.
- It’s Raining Electricity: Chinese scientists are able to produce electricity in sunny and rainy weather by coating solar cells with graphene, a nanomaterial made up of carbon atoms.
Thanks to Wikipedia’s 2016 in Science for the our Global Science headlines.