Schollaert Uz works with MSC on interactive sphere project

Stephanie Schollaert Uz, ESSIC faculty research assistant, and Argyro Kavvada, AOSC graduate student, have been working with the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore to implement weather and climate topics currently in the news into its Science-on-a-Sphere.

The sphere is a large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto its outside surface.

Their work is part of a multi-institution NOAA-funded project entitled ‘EarthNow’, which produces a blog to assist museum guides with incorporating real-time imagery annotated with scientific highlights into their presentations.  The interactive project is also designed to train museum guides in using the Earth Science resource.