From: Space Foundation
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Space Foundation is making special use of its Science On a Sphere(R) by partnering with NASA to present the world premier of the short film Water Falls on Oct. 10 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 9-minute film was produced by NASA specifically for Science On a Sphere and depicts a 360-degree view of the movement of water on Earth. The film introduces viewers to the water cycle and shows how water in the atmosphere regulates climate, the global and local consequences of too much or too little rain, water's effect on society from food production to urban sustainability and the role of water in storms and hurricanes.
Water Falls will premiere for a select group of teachers, students and community leaders as part of the Space Foundation's education events celebrating World Space Week, Oct. 4-10. The film will be available for public viewing at the Discovery Center beginning on Oct. 11, with showings of Water Falls every half hour during regular operating hours, included in the price of daily admission.
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Dr. in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Rd., west of Centennial Blvd. The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Discovery Center will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 26, in preparation for the Space Foundation's annual Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball, but will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Reserve tickets for the Halloween Ball at www.scifisprings.com.
Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Science On a Sphere at the Space Foundation Northrop Grumman Science Center
Thanks to a generous donation from Northrop Grumman, the Space Foundation Discovery Center houses the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere. Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Science On a Sphere is a unique projection system that uses special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images onto the global surface that provide dramatic, full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, Moon and planets in space.
The more than 360 datasets are available for viewing by the public or pre-arranged school groups, and include depictions of ocean currents and temperatures, volcanic and tectonic activity, hurricanes and tsunamis, polar ice, air traffic patterns and a wide variety of natural and man-made phenomena. Find more information about Discovery Center exhibits by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/visit.
Learn more about the Water Falls film at http://pmm.nasa.gov/waterfalls/science/trmm-gpm-missions.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere(R), and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification(TM) and Space Technology Hall of Fame(R) programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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